1979 Pétrus Pomerol
One bottle of 1979 Château PetrusPomerol, Bordeaux/FranceOriginal filling quantity: 0.75 l Condition: base neck, stained and torn label, export USA Foodpairing Beef Game (deer, venison) Petrus is a Bordeaux wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern border to...
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One bottle of 1979 Château Petrus
Original filling quantity: 0.75 l
Condition: base neck, stained and torn label, export USA
Game (deer, venison)
Petrus is a Bordeaux wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern border to Saint-Émilion. A small estate of just 11.4 hectares (28 acres), it produces a limited production red wine entirely from Merlot grapes since the end of 2010 and produces no second wine. The estate belongs to Jean-François Moueix and his children.
As Bordeaux wine regions go, Pomerol is deceptively unassuming. It’s not all tricked out with Châteaux like Medoc; it isn’t a picturesque tourist destination like Saint Émilion and it hasn’t implemented a classification system. Yet, it’s the home of the most expensive wine in the world.What Pomerol does have that other regions do not, is layers of matchless, impenetrable, blue clay subsoils under a limestone crust. At Château Petrus, the region’s premier property, these soils allow Merlot to reach its most sumptuous and alluring expression in wines that sell for more than Bordeaux First Growth prices. For the 2012 vintage of Château Petrus (if you can find it) you’d pay between $1,600.00 and $1,900.00 a bottle! There are more affordable Pomerol wines to be had, though this is not the land of the daily quaff. The whole appellation profited following the 1982 vintage when critic Robert Parker handed out the first in a series of stratospheric wine reviews of Château Petrus. It’s hard to believe that for centuries Pomerol was considered no better than a Saint Émilion satellite region. (vivino)