CHATEAU PETRUS, KING OF POMEROL

The word iconic is used with reckless abandon in wine. When you really subject wines to close scrutiny, how many are actually iconic? How many truly inspire an intake of breath and sense of eager anticipation at the prospect of pulling a cork? How many are honestly scarce to the point of scrambling for allocations on release? Do the Bordeaux 1st growths really count, with
their vast vineyards and production counted in thousands of cases?