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Petrus 1982

Petrus 1982


It is joke that is told many times and even today is still popular when drinking Petrus: in Las Vegas each year more Petrus 1982 is drunk than was ever produced. Of course fiction but there is one truth about it – always be careful assuming that a bottle Petrus 1982 is the real thing. MORE ...


Last week we shared a bottle which some wine afficionados. The bottle was bought in the mid 80’s en primeur and was stored in a private cellar since then. What provenance do you need more ? To start with the conclusion : Petrus 1982 is not the best Petrus of the 80’s, there are better 1982 wines within the same appelation. The wine is way overpriced. But anyway, some of our guests did not have the opportunity to taste one the most famous wines in one of the most stellar vintages. And the proof of the pudding is in the eating.


We didn’t decant the wine, the color was medium red. The bouquet started with some Reduktiv notes but opened in about a minute. Cheese, chocolate, burgundy.  Quite concentrated, some overripe fruitnotes. Sweet (honey, like Lafleur 1982) with surprisingly soft and present tannins. We enjoyed the wine with some more funny stories about wine experiences.


However, the wine is past its best drinking period. But still a very nice wine to drink. And of course an impressive experience and a picture for the wine-collection-books. BOW 8+.


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