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Château Petrus is one of the world’s most distinguished and prized wines. The winery is located in the eastern portion of Pomerol in the Bordeaux region of France. While Pomerol has never been granted “growth” classification status, Petrus is widely considered on par with other First Growth wines. 
It may be hard to fathom, but for the first couple of centuries of its existence, Petrus was a cheap, hard sell. The estate was under the management of the Arnaud family until 1925, when hotel owner Madame Edmond Loubat acquired sole ownership of the property. With consultation from negociant Jean-Pierre Moueix, they reinvented the entire winemaking process on the tiny 12 hectare vineyard to a precise science and raised the price of the wine to signify its value. Soon demand outweighed supply and one of the world’s first cult wines was born. Today it has a prominent place on the wine lists of the world’s top restaurants and fetches stratospheric Read more »

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chasselas

    Chasselas maintains a very modest acreage in North America. It is most associated with Switzerland, where it is by fa...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • I've taken the liberty of posting a portion of Kermit Lynch's most ... ... friend gave me an ’82 Petrus and I swilled it before I learned I could have sold the bottle and bought a ticket to France where I’m closer to the heart of the matter, wine and its lover, foo Read More

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  • @DVOGLER....good commentary, and an excellent walk-back. My point about good ... perfectly presented glass of Petrus!!! Great conversation people. And it just proves, right or wrong, that we all have opinions....and usually ours is the one that is right!&nbs Read More

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  • It's encouraging that one of Lascombe's vignerons figured out that much ... had wines by Moueix (no, not Petrus, his negociant wines) that had more structure and acid, and they were all Right Bankers. That's how over the top Rolland is, IMO.Report back, RBA--there's no doubt that bottle won't be good.  But think about putting it up blind agains... Read More

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  • Hi Susan,I'd guess it would still be drinkable, but the only way to tell is ... (unless of course it's Petrus).  Open it, pour a bit in  glass, swirl it around and then take a big sniff with your nose.  See if there's any fruit on the nose.  If it smells like old wet newspaper, it's best for the sink.  Taste it and as I said, it could be pretty... Read More

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  • Just reading about this producer, obviously a question for GregT, and maybe ... ... Hungary's unofficial Petrus2012 Fuleky Azsu Late Harvest Pallas  - Need to have some sweet Azsu around, and this seemed like a good, economical option. Further research and funds required before delving into some 5 or 6 Puttonyos/ good stuf Read More

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  • Finally got around to grabbing some Hungarian wine.The Gere Solus is 100% ... ... ... Merlot (their version of Petrus, or closest thing). Gets great reviews, so can't wait to try over Christmas. Have 2 bottles, they were both wrapped, so had to unwrap to take this picture.The other wine I kind of went for something cheap and sweet, but still T... Read More

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  • OT, how do you place Insignia or Dominus or Mayacamas or Heitz Martha's or ... ... just under 30,000, and Petrus produces 6,000. Le Pin would be one of the smallest-producing of the Bordeaux cult wines, at 600-700 cases a yea Read More

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  • and how did the "date" look?  Worthy of Petrus?  Or was he drinking it himself?  :)People with class have no need for pretense.  Read More

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  • Look-at-me's are rife, whatever the era and whatever the region. First time ... ... the guy had BYOB'd a Petrus 1970. Every time the waitperson poured he insisted on turning the label around to face out towards the room. Earlier he'd given his date a speech on the bottle. He was wearing a navy cashmere Zegna double-breasted blazer with a white ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon

  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

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  • My ultimate wishlist wine... Will I ever have the money...?

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