Chateau Petrus 1978

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A rare Chateau Petrus 1978, Pomerol is the most famous estate, the Petrus comes from the area of Pomerol appellation of the “right bank”

Chateau Petrus 1978, a rare Pomerol wine

Tasting note of Chateau Petrus

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.

Bottle size 75cl

This Petrus 1978 bottle appears to be in good condition: label intact; minor cosmetic damage to seal; cork/closure appears secure, no leakage.

The contents of this bottle appear to be mature in colour and of good clarity.

Stocked stored in our warehouse in Derbyshire, we deliver to all of the UK

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