Not having owned a television for more than 20 years, I have never watched Frasier, which was a 1990s American sitcom.
The bottle is presented to Frasier Crane by his father.
(Screengrabs and Magyar subtitles courtesy of YouTube)
Frasier gasps and says. “My God, Dad! This is a 1945 Chateau Petrus!… it’s one of the rarest bottles in the world!… I’ve never even seen a ’45 Petrus!” His father replies: “Well, if you’re good, maybe Eddie’ll give you a glass out of his half.”
Frasier is characterised as a “sophisticated” alumnus of Harvard University and Oxford University – the sort of person who’d know about fine wine. (Or at least thinks that they know about wine.)
Talking about the ’45, he commits a faux pas when he says, “Well Dad, Chateau Petrus is a premier cru Bordeaux…”.
As any fule kno, there is no formal classification of estates (“crus”) in Pomerol, so Petrus is unranked.
The bottle is passed among various people as a gift and is eventually opened. Frasier and his companions prepare to enjoy a glass, only to discover that the wine is undrinkable: the bottle’s late owner kept their wine rack in a boiler room.
I have had Petrus 1945 only once (which is as much as I or anybody could reasonably expect).
It was certainly drinkable – though probably not genuine… But that is another story.