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1982 Petrus Pomerol
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About Petrus

Chateau Petrus, from a prime vineyard on well-drained clay soil atop the Pomerol plateau, has for decades stood as the world's greatest example of Merlot. Petrus's rise to the top, however, was rather meteoric, happening all at once in the second half of the 20th century.

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1982 Petrus Pomerol

Producer: Petrus
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2002

($1899-$2,195) The bottle in the blind flight appeared to have a healthy cork but was disappointing, with aromas of mocha and menthol; a penetrating middle palate with good but not outstanding richness; hints of herbs and mushroom; and substantial, slightly drying tannins. The second bottle was better but still not up to the reputation of this vintage: Full medium-deep red. Very sweet, almost syrupy nose of cherry, chocolate and roast coffee. Fat and silky but with its fruit element rather suppressed. Hugely tannic, even a bit dry, on the end. Based on this event, and two or three earlier samples of this wine, it hard to avoid the conclusion that this is a very good but hardly stellar vintage for Petrus.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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A masterpiece in wine making!
by merlot10042392
Petrus, 1982- Pomerol, France- The color was dark ruby purple. The first nose was closed, neutral and earthy, on the palate, this wine was HUGE! Still very young, needs another 10-15 years of cellaring. This wine started opening up after about 30 minutes in the glass, the first nose was concentrated with currants, raisins and plums aromas, on the palate this wine was like a Cabernet with complex, multidimensional, concentrated and focused flavors, however, later on it began to taste more like a Merlot with sweet taste and lots of ripe red fruits flavors. An outstanding wine! We enjoyed this fabulous and extraordinary wine with Rack of Lamb. May 2000.


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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.

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Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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