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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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  • 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

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  • Your Dad did the right thing, your brother accidentally didn't do as well. ... ... stored. An old bottle of Petrus can fetch a great deal of money, but not every  bottle will. You may consider donating it to a charity for auction - your tax break might be worth as much as you'd get for selling.Or consider talking to a restaurant about hosting ... Read More

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  • Really would be a shame not to drink the Petrus. The '28 Margaux (from Maxim's de Paris!) is nice as decoration.Would be curious what else you have in your (dad's) cellar, if you're willing to post more snaps... Read More

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  • One of the regulars on our boards, Really Big Al, particularly loves merlot. ... willing to offer for your Petrus?  ; Read More

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  • Well, my understanding is that buying a current release of Petrus is actually done by lottery.  Of course, there are places that might have a bottle or two.  I saw one at Total Wine the last time I was down in Seattle, but it was in fact something like $1200.  If you love wine, keep it and drink it with friends who know wine. Read More

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  • my dad was born in sicily  raised in tuscany  still going at 83 he ... $10.00 wine back then. The petrus still has a price sticker of $200.00 that i thought back then in the early 1980's was crazy to pay for a bottle of wine so after leaving the house everything was boxed up and was removed by my brother he stored all of it in the basement tha... Read More

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

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