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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Petrus’ pricey Pomerol

The 2006 vintage Bordeaux from Château Pétrus is finally being sold to consumers in Great Britain — those who can afford it, that is.

According to an article in Decanter, the street price of Pétrus is about €1,500 per bottle, which at today's exchange rate works out to roughly $2,042. That would be $24,504 per case, but with a full-case 10 percent discount the price would drop to just $22,053.

If it's Merlot you want — and that's what the pricey Pomerol is — you could spend the same amount of money and buy a case of the excellent Twomey, along with a nicely-appointed Mini Cooper to haul it home.
M. Zane Grey, 8:10 AM