Chateau Petrus 1973

€ 1.299,00 (ex Vat)
1.571,79 (in Vat)
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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand Chateau Petrus
Vintage 1973
Country France
Region Bordeaux, Pomerol
Volume 0,75
Condition Top shoulder
Label Slightly Bin stained, slightly damaged
Stock 1

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Parker (90)

In the first issue of THE WINE ADVOCATE (which was sent free of charge since no one had any interest in a publication by someone named Robert Parker), this was one of my top picks in what was otherwise a critical look at the diluted 1973 vintage. I ended up buying a half case of the 1973 Petrus (for $15 a bottle!). The wine was so delicious, as well as surprisingly concentrated for a 1973, that I drank all of it in its first decade of life. In a recent blind tasting, this magnum still revealed the wine's marvelous fruit and precociousness. Although it does not possess the power and richness of a great vintage, it is an outstanding Petrus. It offers a surprisingly intense, spicy, sweet, mocha, and black-cherry-scented nose, medium to full body, admirable fruit and purity, and a long, lush, super-soft finish displaying a trace of herbs and tea. This generously-endowed, velvety-textured wine has been fully mature for nearly two decades, yet it exhibits no signs of decline - rather amazing!

Other (17)

Rene Gabriel rates this wine 17/20 points.