Ask any wine-lover to name the world’s greatest fine wines, and the answer will invariably include Pétrus. Incredibly revered and with a price tag to match, this illustrious producer is regarded by many to represent the pinnacle of what can be achieved with the Merlot varietal, or with any varietal for that matter. Fine wine critic Neal Martin described Pétrus as “the vinous holy grail”. Given its prestige and quality, it might come as a surprise to many that Pétrus was largely unheard of outside of France just 30 years ago. Its rise to fame is largely attributed to a change of management in 1962, leading to an explosion in quality and success.