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85-89 / 100
Cap Slightly damaged
Label Slightly damaged
Label No label
DERVIEUX THAIZE La Viaillère 1973
DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI Marey Monge 1973
Romanée Saint Vivant
CHÂTEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1973
Coteaux du Layon
(01-1998) The wine of the vintage, this is the best Petrus for immediate consumption from those wines produced in the seventies. Given the prolific yield in 1973 and diluted quality of many wines, the Petrus is sensationally concentrated, rich, supple, fat, and so, so flavorful. Friends tell me that it is still a delicious wine.
(06-2013) Dark crimson and still quite deep-coloured! Claretty – more left than right bank on nose. Rich, dense and still very much alive. Long. Not the sweetness of the 1972 but very obviously noble and concentrated. Great balance and a dry finish. Very firm and even quite youthful, even if it lacks opulence. This could be quite difficult to identify blind...
Acker Merrall and Condit, reputable wineseller in New York and Hong Kong (2012) : The 1973 Petrus had more green olive and veggie in its nose, not in an off-putting way. This was tasty, fleshy and actually ripe with some good tomato flavors. There was a nice mineral complexity which was still in a good spot and one of the sleeper vintages of the entire weekend.