Petrus 1981 not what I expected but what I hoped for.

 By: Bill : April 20th, 2022-01:59
Just came across a blind tasting post on the Petrus 1981. A spectacular review from what they said  "on paper we never would have expected".  Some inspiration for me. 

Petrus 1981

Interesting....while not a great vintage,1981 was not a 'terrible' vintage.

 By: halkcb : April 20th, 2022-02:58
I have drunk many claret from that vintage which were enjoyable.
You have a gem there,unexpected or not.


It was just another wine I bought to drink.

 By: Bill : April 20th, 2022-04:57
It is crazy like watches that all of a sudden go from daily wearer to too valuable to wear. So many wine are stored for future value.
But I must admit I need participation from wine geeks who are happy to geek out with me on enjoying the wines and i only have a few geeks on who moved to 
miami needs to come more often
I have never bought wines as an investment or hedge so everything in the cellar is fair game.

It sure looks like....

 By: InHavenPro : April 20th, 2022-05:32
a 'winning hand', I don't follow wine reviews frequently but I've seldom read such profuse praise! Anyway, this interview on all things wine by Dr. Sean Carroll remains one of my favorites!

Wines and watches are there to be enjoyed,regardless of price.

 By: halkcb : April 20th, 2022-08:24
However, unlike watches,wine has to be consumed to be appreciated and enjoyed ---as they say,the proof is in the drinking(sic)!
Would love to join you tasting.
Enjoy your liquid assets!

Not a surprise for me…

 By: Alfihar : April 20th, 2022-05:56
I was never a big fan of Petrus...

Every time I had the chance to have a drink... or more, I was disappointed...

I can't say it's a bad wine... but just a wine that is not for me...

I sold all my bottles from this vineyard except for 3 bottles of 2002 and 3 of 2004 because it is the year of birth of my two daughters...

I really hope they will appreciate this wine more than I do....

Finally wine is a bit like watches... you can have a great or fabulous brand, but nothing happens when you put one of their creation on your wrist or in a glass.

Best wishes my friend


Agreed. Hence I bought Petrus to drink in this off year.

 By: Bill : April 20th, 2022-16:03
I think many people who are disappointed because price can make the grapes sour the joy when compared to a great bargain with great taste.

I don't know why I don't like Petrus and Pomerol in general... Not my cup of tea or my glass of wine ;-)

 By: Alfihar : May 5th, 2022-14:10

I am thirsty, now. ;)

 By: amanico : April 20th, 2022-06:40

This sounds and looks like a pure delight!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : April 20th, 2022-10:24

I find really fascinating to be able to find all that in a glass of wine! Best, E.

 By: eklektik : April 20th, 2022-21:24

Very interesting Bill. Sounds like you should drink your 1981’s this year. Let me me when so I can book my flight :))

 By: emcquillan : April 20th, 2022-23:40
Wine is so fascinating. How some vintages can last 100 years and some are on the other side of their prime after 40. The 1981 Petrus tasting notes were very interesting. I made some notes recently on a 1972 Clos-Saint-Denis and the structure, nose and even weight were similar to a 1990’s Pauillac - Lynch or Baron Pichon not first growth. Had I tasted it blind I may have mistaken it for Pauillac. 

Your cellar is an endless gift of posts and treasures and we are very fortunate to have you share it with us. 

Keep well! 

I will keep you posted. Have an awesome day.

 By: Bill : April 21st, 2022-14:44