1978 Petrus

- 750 ml
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Wine Critic Reviews:

What a gorgeous wine! Obviously more mature in appearance. A lighter brick core with tawny rim. A lovely autumnal nose with a touch of liquorish and cigar-box. Quite austere, perhaps a little dryness yet utterly charming. The palate exhibits fine concentration with refreshing acidity. Quite floral, almost Burgundian in evolution. Very graceful - this would appeal more to the traditional lovers of claret. Slight leathery on the finish but a charming sweet finish. Out of all the wines in this tasting this was the one I could quaff all night. In the end I had to down the glass in one to fill it with the 1990. Superb. Tasted January 2004. | 91 RP-NM

Sokolin 1978 Petrus Tasting Notes:

A blazing triumph for Petrus despite the imperfect ripeness of the vintage. The 1978 is renowned for its roundness and refined elegance with just the right weight in its core to leave a mark. Its nose is highly seductive, rich with cacao, leather and cherries, with an acidic kick to balance it out. The aromas are playfully suggestive of what you may find when you take a sip. A lush, purple spread on the palate with notable floral and charred accents over an intoxicatingly fresh juice, all in seamless, flowing motion and no grate. This vintage has a stronger Left Bank echo than you’d think to look for in a Pomerol but flounces it famously.

The flirty, fully composed finish leaves a mark that will have you pondering over it long after you’ve had the pleasure to taste this polished Petrus gem. Easygoing but with no loose ends, it establishes a wholesome and crimson-shaded theme.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1978
Format 750 ml
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 91 RP-NM
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
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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