Château Pétrus 1982
Château Pétrus 1982 is a fine wine produced in France’s Bordeaux region. It has proved valuable at auction and coveted among collectors in recent years.
“The pinnacle of winemaking”
In an interview with the BBC, Christie's head of fine wine David Elswood is even so bold as to suggest that Chateau Petrus 1982 is considered the pinnacle of winemaking by the majority of wine aficionados.
This point was agreed by Bonhams auction house, with head of fine wine Anthony Barne telling the broadcaster: "The hallmark is that it's powerful but not heavy.
"It's very well balanced so you don't get a great thump at the beginning or the end."
Pétrus has proven itself to be both valued and coveted among collectors. A bottle of the 1982 has an average auction price of $4,660, according to market analyst Vinfolio.
An imperial bottle of 1982 Chateau Petrus sold for £45,000 at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong.
12 bottles of 1982 Château Pétrus sold for $77,000 at another Christie’s auction, also in Hong Kong, in March 2011.