1982 Pétrus Pomerol Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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1982 Pétrus  (Pomerol) 95
Fully mature, the wine is filled with all the chocolate-covered, black cherries, black raspberries, plums, mocha, and truffle you could ask for. The round, slightly dusty, plummy finish is pure Pomerol. I just wish there was a bit more of it.

Fully mature, the wine is filled with all the chocolate-covered, black cherries, black raspberries, plums, mocha, and truffle you could ask for. The round, slightly dusty, plummy finish is pure Pomerol. I just wish there was a bit more of it.

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Perhaps the best bottle of 1982 Petrus I have ever tasted, the wine offered a dark plum, cocoa, and truffle profile with opulent, lush textures, no hard edges, along with richness and length that really stuck with you.

Perhaps the best bottle of 1982 Petrus I have ever tasted, the wine offered a dark plum, cocoa, and truffle profile with opulent, lush textures, no hard edges, along with richness and length that really stuck with you.

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The nose rocks with its floral, chocolate, cherry, truffle, smoke, wet earth, and plummy aromatics. The palate is not quite at the same level. Medium-bodied, with freshness, elegance, supple red fruits and earthy nuances, it is also reserved in character, lacking the opulence and complexity found in the best vintages of Petrus.

The nose rocks with its floral, chocolate, cherry, truffle, smoke, wet earth, and plummy aromatics. The palate is not quite at the same level. Medium-bodied, with freshness, elegance, supple red fruits and earthy nuances, it is also reserved in character, lacking the opulence and complexity found in the best vintages of Petrus.

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This is a very nice Pomerol but considering the price and that this is Petrus, it is a bit of a letdown. The tannins are silky, the fruit is ripe, there is a beautiful, cherry, mocha and earthy note, with floral accents on the nose, and loads of sweet, earthy, plums and cocoa in the finish, but the exotic textural component and richness that is often experienced wiht Petrus is just not there.

This is a very nice Pomerol but considering the price and that this is Petrus, it is a bit of a letdown. The tannins are silky, the fruit is ripe, there is a beautiful, cherry, mocha and earthy note, with floral accents on the nose, and loads of sweet, earthy, plums and cocoa in the finish, but the exotic textural component and richness that is often experienced wiht Petrus is just not there.

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There are wines to buy, wines to drink and wines to sell. If I owned 1982 Petrus, I'd be a seller. This is a nice wine, but for thousands of dollars a bottle I want to hear Angels sing, attend a Beatles reunion, have a night with twins, see Hendrix play. That is not going to happen with this wine.

There are wines to buy, wines to drink and wines to sell. If I owned 1982 Petrus, I'd be a seller. This is a nice wine, but for thousands of dollars a bottle I want to hear Angels sing, attend a Beatles reunion, have a night with twins, see Hendrix play. That is not going to happen with this wine.

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Bricky in color, with a complex nose of truffle, cherry, tobacco, earth and a variety of fresh red and black plums. Medium/full bodied, the fruit is ripe, sweet and fresh, for a Pomerol from 1982, let alone that this is 1982 Petrus, it's a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong. This is a very good wine. But I was hoping to hear angels sing, instead it was more like the sounds of silence...

Bricky in color, with a complex nose of truffle, cherry, tobacco, earth and a variety of fresh red and black plums. Medium/full bodied, the fruit is ripe, sweet and fresh, for a Pomerol from 1982, let alone that this is 1982 Petrus, it's a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong. This is a very good wine. But I was hoping to hear angels sing, instead it was more like the sounds of silence...

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Fresh plums, flowers, forest floor, truffle, cherry pipe tobacco, 5 spice and dark berries opened the perfume. The palate enjoyed round, silky textures. But the finish is not exciting and is short. The levels of depth found in the best Pomerol wines are not present. This is a very good wine. But it's not a great Petrus. There are wines to drink and wines to sell. 82 Petrus belongs in the second category.

Fresh plums, flowers, forest floor, truffle, cherry pipe tobacco, 5 spice and dark berries opened the perfume. The palate enjoyed round, silky textures. But the finish is not exciting and is short. The levels of depth found in the best Pomerol wines are not present. This is a very good wine. But it's not a great Petrus. There are wines to drink and wines to sell. 82 Petrus belongs in the second category.

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When to Drink Petrus, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Petrus is much better with at least 15-20 or more years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-4 hours or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Petrus offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 15-50 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Petrus with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Petrus is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Petrus is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Petrus is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

 

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