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CHATEAU PETRUS 2009 (100 PTS) @ £13,000 PER 6 BOTTLES*



Best value 100 point wine from this illustrious estate.

One of the wines of the vintage, with 2009 widely considered as the best ever of Bordeaux.

Market sentiment towards low production Right Bank estates at an all-time high with 13 consecutive months of growth (Liv-Ex).

Petrus continues to lead the way in terms of auction results, at Christie's Hong Kong auction at the start of this month, 94% of the lots were sold above estimates with a 12 bottle case of the 100pts 1989 vintage sold at £29,500, above a presale estimate of £26,000.

Despite the sizeable price tags that accompany Petrus, the wine continues to demonstrate strong price appreciation and can achieve astronomical prices at auction as seasoned collectors go in search of stock in pristine condition.

Directly compared to the 1982 which trades at nearly double the price.

Arguably the greatest Petrus of the modern era, the 2009 looks remarkable value alongside the 2000 at around a 40% reduction in price. It is also trading around 90% cheaper than the 1982 vintage, it is clear to see how the effect of diminished supply can affect price.

Due to the extremely limited availability of this particular offer,
please register your interest ASAP in order to avoid disappointment.



Parker Tasting Note:

An opulent Petrus very much in the stylistic family of the 1990, this 100% Merlot has a dense plum/purple color and a sweet nose of mulberries, black cherries, some subtle toast and licorice as well as a floral element. A wine of great intensity, a multidimensional mouthfeel and full-bodied, stunning concentration, the 2009 Petrus is everything one would expect of it. Given the sweetness of its tannin, much like the 1990, I suspect this wine will always be 'open for business,' appealing even in its youth. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2050+. This is one of the larger productions of Petrus over recent years, with nearly 3,000 cases of this vintage turned out by proprietor Jean Moueix.

Score 100 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012



After reviewing the performance of a range of collectible labels, Christie's Anthony Hanson (MW) declared, "the King has to be Petrus". The fact that it has yielded an average annual return of 14% all the way through bull and bear markets, suggests that it is a resilient and dependable addition to a portfolio in this market.

It has also emerged that Chinese wine collectors are moving towards Bordeaux's most illustrious label, following their love affairs with Lafite and then DRC. At a recent auction in Hong Kong, Petrus made up three spots out of the top 10 lots sold, surpassing Lafite and Latour.

The rising status of Petrus can also be attributed to the recent price corrections of top Lafite vintages. Counterfeiting that has been witnessed in mainland China, leading regional buyers to seek other 'big names' to add to their collections.

Chateau Petrus, one of the two most expensive Pomerol producers, topped Bordeaux lots at the Sotheby's sale earlier this month, with 11 bottles of the 1990 fetching £25,850. Five magnums each of Petrus's 1967 and 1976 vintages sold for £14,100 and £11,163 respectively, while three bottles of the 1976 reached £2,233.



2009 FOCUS:

The table below shows the current price and Parker score for the recent 10 vintages of Petrus.

The graph below shows the current prices and the RPJ scores of Petrus from 2000 to 2010.


As can be clearly seen from the graphs, both the 2000 and 2009 Petrus have scored 100 points according to Robert Parker. The current market price for the 2000 Petrus is around £18,500 per 6x75cl case, while it's only £13,000 for the 2009 vintage offering clear investment value. Despite the sizeable price tags that accompany Petrus, the wines continue to see rapid price appreciation. Over the past year, physical vintages from 2000 onwards have increased in value by an average of 23 per cent, whilst lower-priced wines such as the 2006 (RPJ 93) and the 2004 (RPJ 93) are up more than 35 per cent year on year.

The 2009 is ideally positioned on the price curve vs points graph and has what could well be spectacular growth potential over the medium term 5+ years. We have viewed this wine from the perspective of our current economic position and how this is affecting buying trends, certainly Petrus has a unique position in the market and for 100 point vintages the quality places this wine in the luxury brand category like no other wine can apart from maybe Le Pin for sheer desirability. In addition I think we are keeping the position risk at a low level given the historical growth curves for this wine. It is high capital/low production wines such as Petrus that highlight the Veblen nature of the wine market. Whilst this is a substantial outlay for any investor, the long term performance of this wine makes it a very attractive option.

Due to the extremely limited availability of this particular offer,
please register your interest ASAP in order to avoid disappointment.  


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