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. It typically trades in the range of 1500-4000 euros/btl and is considered one of the most coveted and collectible wines in the world. Production is tiny and hovers around 30,000 bottles per year. Petrus is situated on the higher point of Pomerol with a rare blue argile clay soil. The new barrels are washed in order not to mark the wine to much.
Petrus is Bordeaux's most intensely concentrated, richly flavored and unique red wine. An incredible power, depth and richness yet a remarkable balance with penetrating aromas of ripe mulberry, black currant and fruit and spicy vanilla oak, setting it apart from all Bordeaux's finest wines.