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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

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

  • Grenache

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  • Merlot

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

  • 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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  • That I would like to try before I die that I have not already had?There are ... 1982 or 1989 Haut Brion or Petru Read More

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  • Stephen, your original post at top of this thread brings up a number of ... ... Would want to add a '61 Petrus, and also extend to a '61 Jaboulet La Chapelle way over in the northern Rhone. Have only had one, and that was in the '80s. Would love to revisit it.You mention the '90 La Romanee Conti and JD mentions the Beaucastel from that year. B... Read More

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  • The only one I've been lucky enough to have enjoyed was the '82 Petrus in the early 90's - a gift for our successful move to Wisconsin.  I really don't think the giver knew what he was doing, but he'd been out to Stag's Leap Wine Cellars with me and we went on the Silverado Trail together for a long weekend.So I didn't say anything until we pour... Read More

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  • We all covet certain superstar wines but budget restrictions mean we have not ... Chateau d'Yquem1982 Petru Read More

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  • With springtime upon us, wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to ... ... ... around the world famous Petrus vineyards, hallowed ground indeed as these blue clay vineyards in the heart of the Pomerol plateau produce bottles with £1000 ($1300) price tags!Spot on time (luxury coach, great coach driver!) we walked up the gravel drive of ... Read More

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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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  • Ok, new year and time for a new topic of discussion.  Just yesterday I opened this Pinot Noir from California that initially sounded promising.  First  - it was given to Sandra as a retirement gift so it was free.  Second - a Pinot Noir bottled in St. Helena CA, so it has to be decent, right? and Third - a nice looking label.  Well, this 2014 Me... 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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