1953 Petrus

- 1.5L
92
WS
Availability: Out of Stock
$18,100.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
18891-1.5-XX4

Wine Critic Reviews:

A youthful, very fresh Pétrus, with lively black olive character and an expansive, powerful mouthfeel. Very ripe fruit flavors. This will continue to improve with age, but it's perfect to drink now.

Wine Spectator | 92 WS
A Medoc-like nose offers subtle, restrained, menthol, blackcurrant, and caramel-scented aromas. Medium-bodied, with politely elegant, sweet flavors, and a rich, well-balanced finish, this is one of the most restrained and subtle Petrus offerings I have tasted. The wine is in excellent condition and should last for another decade.

Robert M. Parker, Jr. | 90 RP

Sokolin 1953 Petrus Tasting Notes:

Exceptional wines often come with very admirable aging potential, and this 1953 Petrus is no exception. It has aged very gracefully, a fact that shows in its still powerful flavor profile, structure, and aromatic bouquet. Whether it’s your nose or your palate, this wine offers thorough stimulation, and you could be forgiven for mistaking it for one of its younger relatives! Mouth-watering notes of lush plum, dark currant, and smokey tobacco dominate the show, but the spices and tannins refuse to be outdone. The finish is elegant and balanced, perfect for such a nimble wine.

If you can find a bottle from this vintage, drink it quickly, ideally over some delicious beef. Uncork it at a posh event or intimate dinner and enjoy it for all its virtues. It’s a classic by every imaginable metric and a wine that you will remember for the rest of your days. Absolutely essential.
More Information
Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1953
Format 1.5L
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Petrus: Now known as one of the most expensive wines in all Bordeaux, Petrus once had a very humble beginning. When compared to the top Bordeaux wines in the Medoc, Chateau Petrus was relatively new, with first references going back to the mid-18th century. However, Petrus remains one of the earliest established vineyards in Pomerol. Apart from the famous Petrus wine, Pomerol is also home of two other most expensive Grand Vin in all of Bordeaux - Lafleur and Le Pin. When it comes to Petrus vineyards, it's almost 100% Merlot - with a side of 5% Cabernet Franc. What makes this wine so special is the 40 million years old blue clay and the fact they have a small production, of roughly 2,500 cases per year.
Rating 92 WS
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
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Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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