Wednesday, August 2, 2023

LeDomduVin: Petrus! What else?

Petrus! What else? 

1982, 1989 & 1990

I posted so many pictures and posts on my social media and blog that some of you might think I have a cult fascination for Petrus. An obsession even. And you're probably right! 
Yet, who wouldn't? 

Isn't it fascinating that a wine could command such a high price? 

Isn't it fascinating that being so sought-after and coveted, it is one of the world's top 10 most counterfeited wines? 

Isn't it fascinating that it is so secretive and inconsistent regarding the details of the labels, even on bottles from the same vintage, that you (and even the most experienced of us) may never really know if the bottle you have in your hand is real or fake? 

My fascination for Petrus results from all of the above and beyond. 

I'm entirely fascinated by Petrus as it is so expensive. I always feel humble and privileged in its presence. 

Although I have never been able to afford such wine, it has always been a treat to be able to buy, open, taste and serve as many bottles as I did in my 32 years career as a Sommelier/Wine Buyer working for renowned restaurants, boutique wine retailers and large corporate companies. 

Fascinated also as, for 9 years in my previous job, I was a Wine Quality Control Director in charge of inspecting all the bottles we bought, especially those from Auction Houses and private cellars, and inspected so many bottles of Petrus.   

Fascinated as this wine is unconventional, famous yet mysterious, traditional yet modern. 

Secluded, discreet, old school, restricted, noble and anchored in the history of its terroir as one of the earliest vineyards established in Pomerol in the mid-18th century. 

And yet, at the same time, classic, sophisticated, contemporary, world-renowned, adulated, revered, and praised by the whole wine industry, collectors, connoisseurs, amateurs and beyond. 

Isn't it fascinating? 

Cheers! Santé! 


Photo taken in the cellar of one of our restaurants while inspecting some label and bottle details for a post on my blog. 

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