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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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  • From deep in the recesses of a gourmet restaurant does the reserve wine list ... ... list includes a '95 Petrus for about $4,300. Teague pointed out you could pick up the same bottle in certain retail stores for anywhere between $1,400 and $2,200 less.  Price beefs are par for the course, though, Teague pointed out. That restaurants mark up t... Read More

    From the article The Reserve Wine List: An Artifact From a Different Era?

  • Mr. Sussman chose the Private Dining with .A+ Storage Wines, Bordeaux,  .. ... .. ... I hope to decant the Petrus personally at his venue of his choice. & I promise to send Notes.Greedy I suppose.?&nbs Read More

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  • How many people drank those bottles, and why was the Petrus harvesting postponed? The '71 Beychevelle was problematic even back a couple decades ago (hell, even in the 70s--they went through a long bad stretch), but the other bottles were likely nice with the '96s good for quite awhile yet... Read More

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  • hi William. So you opened the Petrus and then saved it?Congrats to Mr. Sussman! Read More

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  • Venue was mine in North Palm Beach for this decorated and celebrated WWII ... ... ... Nice.1- 1971 Chateaux Petrus-  (Saved for a later date Read More

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  • OH YEA- The Barnett Rattlesnake Hill is an absolutely sensuous ... sprung for one of his Petrus. HAI love escargot with a lot of garlic and butter/wine sauce. I enjoyed a BV Private Reserve with the last escargot I had.Thanks for renewing my interest in some good CA Cabs. Over the years I've really enjoyed Stags Leap, Joseph Phelps, BV and Mond... Read More

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  • I am a life long wine enthusiast with a preference for Bordeaux, particularly if consumed at maturity. I do enjoy wines from other parts of the world but find I like the ones that have a claret style best. I dislike CA/domestic  fruit bombs that seem so prevalent and popular in the U S.My bias toward Bordeaux was probably set when a friend of mi... Read More

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  • Working at a notable wine venue, that serves amazing cuisine, occasionally we ... ... DRC,Penfolds, Latour, Petrus,  Lafite, Gaja and Giacosa and more.-In my strongest opinion, I think the Cork Fee should be waived at a venue if the guest decides to compliment your food and venue with an amazing wine.It is an opportunity to cork a cellared le... Read More

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  • Okay, I relate to passing on the Virginia swill, having been pretty unimpressed ... literally.Now, back to that Petrus, maybe it's alive.  I'd be willing to give up an evening next time I'm in the NYC area to find out.  So keep it in good shape for a couple months, e Read More

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  • While the world – France included – was pushing for the end of ... ... ... six bottles of Chateau Petrus 1990,” the story said. The six bottle-lot of Petrus sold for more than $15,000. According to the auction's catalog, the sale price fell within the range of the wine's pre-auction, top-end price prediction. The Petrus' sale is indicative of... Read More

    From the article The 40's Win Big at Bonhams London Wine Auction

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