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    129
  • Producer ranking ?

    13
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    herb Roasted Prime Rib

Unfortunately we have tasted more fakes than real ones - beware of bottles especially with large vintage marks on the corks but nothing else.

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The Story

Drinking Pétrus may be an unforgettable experience. We has been lucky to have the opportunity to taste most of its great vintages. That is why wine enthusiasts often come to us for advice. First, WeI advise you to choose a good vintage, an excellent one if your wallet allows. If you taste a poor vintage, you will notice how it raises above most other wines of the same vintage, but you will miss the actual point of Pétrus.

Second, purchase wine that is at least 10 to 20 years old, because a young Pétrus is difficult to approach, besides which oak and tannins predominate in its taste. Young Pétrus may be impressive, but it ages fantastically and requires more time than any other Pomerol wine to reach its culmination. Finally, We would advise you to decant the wine with care and well in advance, and also to give it time to develop in the glass. Then you will have the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable experience.

 

 

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Vintage 1947

Pétrus 1947 has been tasted with by Tb enthusiasm more than 40 times, but only on 25 of them has it been blessed with a perfect 100 points. This is mainly because there are so many variable négociant-bottlings and regrettably also innumerable frauds for sale.
1947 was a legendary vintage on the right bank of Bordeaux. It was extremely hot at the time of harvest and the warm grapes were so rich in sugar that the winemakers had problems in controlling the fermentation. Many wines had residual sugar and most had high volatile acidity, but this was masked by the richness and concentration of the fruit. The wines were attractive at youth but have lasted extremely well in most cases.
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Soil: dark clay
Production area: 12ha
Grape varieties: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Average age of vines: 42-45 years
Harvest method: hand picked
Winemaking: fermentations take place in thermo-regulated concrete tanks
Ageing: 100% new oak barrels for 18-20 months

 

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Average Bottle Price

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2005 2000 1995
3 998€ -2.8% 4 112€ -14.1% 4 789€ +19.5% 4 009€ -30.2% 5 744€ +27.6% 4 500€ +31.3% 3 428€ +94.1% 1 766€ +126.4% 780€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

Latest Pro-tasting notes

30 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full, Brownish and Healthy

ending

Long, Extensive and Pure

flavors

Port-like, Chocolate, Perfumed, Blackcurrant, Vanilla and Violet

nose

Mature, Generous, Refined and Complex

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Warming, High tannin, Well-structured, Complex, Unbalanced, Youthful, Round, Vigor, Full and Drying tannins

Verdict

Full-bodied and Outstanding

Written Notes

I have tasted Pétrus 1947 with enthusiasm more than 30 times, but only on 17 of them has it been blessed with a perfect 100 points. This is mainly because there are so many variable négociant-bottlings and regrettably also innumerable frauds for sale. 1947 was a legendary vintage on the right bank of Bordeaux. It was extremely hot at the time of harvest and the warm grapes were so rich in sugar that the winemakers had problems in controlling the fermentation. Many wines had residual sugar and most had high volatile acidity, but this was masked by the richness and concentration of the fruit. The wines were attractive at youth but have lasted extremely well in most cases. This bottle of 1947 Pétrus is a great one, deep coloured and very rich. There were many négociant bottlings made of this wine, most being very good. It needs decanting, but will develop rapidly in the glass and last several hours if you manage to control yourself that long. An interesting curiosity is that this wine was difficult to sell shortly after the war. The English importer Avery’s of Bristol needed several years to sell their small allocation. The bottle was in excellent condition. Château-bottling. Decanted 1.5 hours. This celebrated Pétrus had a deep, dark colour and a pleasant, delicious, intensive and mature nose that reopened our senses of smell. The flavour was truly intensive, abundant and densely fruity. The wine had a structure of a port, plentiful in an almost jam-like manner. Splendid balance and elegance. This has the softness and roundness that is typical of the best Pétrus made wholly of Merlot. As a grand wine that remains noble and exceptional, we have always felt remarkably ‘rich’ when enjoying this wine.
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Belgian bottling. It was after all a fantastic finale of the tasting – a showstopper. It was a wine with fabulously fine and intense nose of ripe berries mixed with truffles, chocolate and cacao. Fabulous everywhere and extraordinary sublime. There is still plenty of life in this art work of a wine.

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You have blueberry, caramel, potpourri, plum and cassis on the nose, a gorgeous melange. The palate opening has licorice, espresso and blackberry. There is marvelous concentration here, somewhat emblematic of the vintage, but the supple tannins, and seamless texture, rein in potential excess. You get cedar, tobacco, and fascinating salinity past the mid palate and its power has graciously mellowed, leaving you with such a delectable expression of Petrus prowess. There are sumptuous black plums and some sweet tobacco, with a blaze of Pomerol’s essence on the layered, ebullient finish. 97 Points
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Information

Origin

Bordeaux, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

Excellent

Fake factory

Every second bottle is a fake

Glass time

2h

Drinking temperature

16

Inside Information

Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition 
Jan 1998
Robert M. Parker, Jr. 100 Drink: 1997 - 2027 $15535-$15539
The 1947 Petrus is the most decadent "wine of the century." While not as port-like as the 1947 Cheval Blanc, it is a massive, unctuously-textured, viscous wine with amazing power, richness, and sweet fruit. The nose explodes from the glass, offering jammy fruit, smoke, and buttery caramel scents. The wine's viscosity is reminiscent of 10-W-40 motor oil. It is so sweet, thick, and rich one suspects a spoon could stand upright. The wine is loaded with dream-like quantities of fruit, as well as high alcohol, but there is no noticeable tannin. While drinkable now, given its amazing fruit extract, and high levels of glycerin and alcohol, it is capable of lasting two more decades. Last tasted 11/97
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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Pétrus 1947  ( Château Pétrus )

Belgian bottling. It was after all a fantastic finale of the tasting – a showstopper. It was a wine with fabulously fine and intense nose of ripe berries mixed with truffles, chocolate and cacao. Fabulous everywhere and extraordinary sublime. There is still plenty of life in this art work of a wine.

7m 29d ago

97p
 Omar Khan, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Pétrus 1947  ( Château Pétrus )

"You have blueberry, caramel, potpourri, plum and cassis on the nose, a gorgeous melange. The palate opening has licorice, espresso and blackberry. There is marvelous concentration here, somewhat emblematic of the vintage, but the supple tannins, and seamless texture, rein in potential excess. You get cedar, tobacco, and fascinating salinity past the mid palate and its power has graciously mellowed, leaving you with such a delectable expression of Petrus prowess. There are sumptuous black plums and some sweet tobacco, with a blaze of Pomerol’s essence on the layered, ebullient finish. 97 Points"

1y 30d ago

100p
 Jan-Erik Paulson, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  Pétrus 1947  ( Château Pétrus )

"1947 was a legendary intage for the right bank of Bordeaux. It was extremely hot at the time of the harvest and the warm grapes were so rich in sugar that the wine growers had big problems in controlling the fermentation. Many wines had residual sugar and most had high volatile acidity, but this was masked by the richness and concentration of the fruit. The wines were attractive young but have lasted extremely well in most cases.
The 1947 Pétrus is a great wine, deep coloured and very rich. There were many négociant bottlings made of this wine, most being very good. It needs decanting, but will develope rapidly in the glass and last several hours if you manage to control yourself that long. An interesting fact is that it was quite difficult to sell so short after the war, the english importer Avery’s of Bristol needed several years to sell their small allocation.
"

1y 9m ago

89p
 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Pétrus 1947  ( Château Pétrus )

"1947 was a legendary vintage on the right bank of Bordeaux. It was extremely hot at the time of harvest and the warm grapes were so rich in sugar that the winemakers had problems in controlling the fermentation. Many wines had residual sugar and most had high volatile acidity, but this was masked by the richness and concentration of the fruit. The wines were attractive at youth but have lasted extremely well in most cases.

The 1947 Pétrus is a great wine, deep coloured and very rich. There were many négociant bottlings made of this wine, most being very good. It needs decanting, but will develop rapidly in the glass and last several hours if you manage to control yourself that long. An interesting curiosity is that this wine was difficult to sell shortly after the war. The English importer Avery’s of Bristol needed several years to sell their small allocation."

2y 8m ago

94p
 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Pétrus 1947  ( Château Pétrus )

"Moderately intense, ruby red colour! Open nose with mushroomy, forest floor aromas mixed with ripe black fruits, wild flowers and smoke. Medium-bodied palate with vivid acidity, sweet red fruits and pronounced powdery tannins. Rich and long finish and although this wine was not as exciting and multilayered as some of the Pétrus '47s I have previous experience, it is still a great wine. "

4y 7m ago

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 Jan-Erik Paulson, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  Pétrus 1947  ( Château Pétrus )

"Gorgeour 1959 La Mission Haut-Brion. First, I would like to correct a common misconception: Château La Mission Haut-Brion is not now, nor has it ever been, the number two wine from Château Haut-Brion; in fact, the two estates were never even under the same ownership until the Dillons acquired it in 1983.The 1959 is not far behind the 1961 in quality. It has provided enjoyment for a long time and will continue to do so for a good many years."

4y 9m ago

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