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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 1949

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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Latest Pro-tasting notes

12 tasting notes

Tasting note


Medium, Brick red and Healthy


Medium, Gentle and Flavorful


Mature, Opulent, Seductive and Generous




Warming, Balanced, Complex, Good texture, Mature, Medium-bodied, Firm, Round, Ripe and Silky tannins


Intelligent and Sophisticated

Written Notes

This was a bottling from an unknown négociant. Very sweet but unfortunately also quite oxidised. One could only imagine what a seductive wine it must have been.

  • 85p



Bordeaux, Pomerol

Vintage Quality


Value For Money


Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

Too Risky

Glass time



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