1982 Petrus, Pomerol

SKU #1033486 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 I have been fortunate to taste the Petrus ’82 on several occasions. In a strange way, I am finding bottles more consistent now then several years ago – perhaps a testament to more rigorous provenance? It is a year since I last encountered this Pomerol (also in Hong Kong – a sign of the times I guess.) It has a vibrant bouquet with black fruit, iron filings, black truffle and undergrowth than is both mercurial and complex. The palate is medium-bodied with an almost restless intensity, a fidgeting genius. It seems to offer teasing glimpses, different facets of its personality with every sip. Quite burly on the entry, there are notes of bay leaf, cooked meat, sandalwood and sage. This might well be the finest bottles that I have tasted – I hope they can all be like this. Tasted November 2012. (NM-Wine Journal)  (1/2013)

96 points Wine Spectator

 Dark ruby garnet. Intense tobacco, cedar, berry and blackberry. Full-bodied, silky, firm and fresh. Long. A beauty. One of the best bottles I have ever had.  (6/2001)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 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.  (8/2002)

Jancis Robinson

 Dark crimson. Gamey, animal notes. Pure cassis fruit. Fresh and racy. Still a little angular and youthful. This should have potential. Not as charming as the Lafleur 1982 tasted the previous night but it should last longer.  (6/2013)

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol