Petrus

0033 (0)5 57 51 78 9 54, quai du Priourat 33500 Libourne
LIBOURNE CEDEX, 33502
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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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  • Chasselas

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  • Grenache

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  • Merlot

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Incidentally, some interesting commentary by John Gilman in response to a ... ... trading in the four-digit Petrus range. I imagine that if I have a taste for mature, traditionally styled St. E, I should start gobbling up old Figeac and Canon. Any other suggestions of producers or vintages would be greatly appreciated.Hi Dan,Great note on a le... Read More

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  • In getting together with some LA and OC wine folks yesterday, I brought along this 1961 Oddero Barolo to the party that also featured a '66 Lafite, and a '66 Haut Brion, among others. I had sourced this Barolo just last week as something to throw at the pair of old 1st growth wolves, and spice things up. Sitting here this morning, I can easily c... Read More

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  • Well I'm cheap. I don't want to pay for a concert ticket and I ... ... wanted to. Something like Petrus, say.Interesting observation Fox. I have mixed feelings about WB. I know a number of people there and Todd is a cello player for heaven's sake, so how can I not like him? A lot of those folks came from the Squires board and in fact that's th... Read More

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  • Hello,My name is Kim and I just happened across this site tonight and was quite impressed with it.  To be as brief as possible, I love wine and would love to learn as much as possible about it, particularly so that I can better contribute to my Facebook page I just started called "For The Love Of Wine."  I impulsively decided to start it last ni... Read More

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  • I love N. Rhone Syrah.  It's my favorite red wine in France.  But ... ... getting into the Latour/Petrus investment range (and maybe the DRC counterfeiting range).  I feel lucky that I got to try a well-aged Hermitage last October when I met David Parker, CEO of Benchmark Wine Group.  Unfortunately, that's probably the only way I'll ever be ab... Read More

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  • Chateau Petrus Pomerol 1971

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    Petrus Pomerol Grand Vin 1971: Drank this on the occasion of my wife's 40th birthday. Ruby red color with subtle mahogany edges; subtle violet notes on the nose, dusty stewed prunes, subtle green peppers; amazingly balanced, still lightly tannic on the finish. Amazing for a 40+ year old wine. Read More

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  • As you can read HERE, I was quite a big fan of most 2012 barrel samples from ... good too, including La Fleur Petrus, Certan de May and Latour a Pomerol.I just posted a new text on my website contrasting the styles of Stéphane Derenoncourt and by extention Nicolas Thienpont (Pavie Macquin, Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse, Larcis Ducasse, among ot... Read More

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  •    I just posted almost all of my notes on Bordeaux 2012 on my ... that Trotanoy and La Fleur Petrus are actually tempting me, price-wise, to "pull the futures trigger".  But that's about it.  Palmer, also on my very top list of faves, is just too expensive. I mean, I could get a Leoville Poyferre 1990 for about the same price... Or a Leoville... Read More

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  • Yeah, I know, drink the beer!  Why would a wine fan want to travel to a place better known for beer anyway?  Well, my ancestry is Bohemian, so I wanted to see a bit of my roots in the Czech Republic, so a hundred thousand frequent flyer miles later and I am in business class to Prague!  So I've read they do have a wine country there, but if you ... Read More

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  • Before I retired I did a stint as chairman of Hawkes Bay Vintners (all the ... ... A dusty bottle of Chateau Petrus may set you back a small fortune, but to one who dislikes a dry red wine it is a 'bad' wine, best taken to the nearest Hawkes Bay winemaker, who will probably give you a half a dozen bottles of anything you like to make you feel ... Read More

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