What is the best year for Château Pétrus?

Pétrus vintages that are currently drinking well include the “on” vintages of 1975, 1982, 1990 and 1995. The so-called “off” or lesser vintages currently ready for enjoyment include 1981, 1992, 1993 and 2002. For Berrouet, the very best “on” one to drink now is 1995; from the “offs” he recommends the 2002.

What is so special about Petrus wine?

The blue clay subsoils of Petrus are what make the wines so special. Petrus is distinctive as its entire vineyard is right on top of the clay, while neighboring vineyards only have a portion of blue clay in their soils. From this unique soil and terroir, Petrus only produces one wine.

How expensive is Petrus wine?

According to the Wine-searcher site, Petrus is the sixth most expensive wine in the world, after five Burgundy wines, and an average price of US$625,000 (about €600,000) for all vintages and countries combined.

What is the most expensive Pétrus?

# 1 : Petrus 2000, Cuvée de l’espace – 830 000 euros It is said to be worth $1 million … or 830,000 euros. That’s the estimated price of the most expensive bottle in the world! Petrus, vintage 2000 is a bottle that is usually around 5000 euros.

How old is Petrus?

The clay soils of Petrus are at least 40 million years old to start. The thick gravel on the surrounding plateau is only 1 million years old. There are two layers of clay at Petrus.

Why is Chateau Petrus so expensive?

The main reason why Petrus wine is so expensive is because of its rarity. It consists entirely of Merlot grapes grown in iron-rich clay soil, a unique factor that isn’t found in any other vineyard in the area!

What classification is Pétrus?

Chateau Pétrus is one of the most expensive wines in the world. Like other wines in the Pomerol region, it was left out of the 1855 Grand Cru Classified list of the top five growths. Petrus is considered to be the most interesting of the Pomerols and it commands an astoundingly high price.