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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 1975

1995 Already over ten years of age, the true Bordeaux classic, allying elegance and nobility.
Great wines are worth the wait. The others are delicious to drink.

1990 Vintage of great heat.
Rich in alcohol and its seduction makes this vintage a favorite amongst numerous wine amateurs.

1989 A great classic vintage and very early (Pomerol harvested early September).
Slightly more austere than the 1990, it remains one of the best vintages in the 20th century.

1982 An almost perfect year. Despite their abundance, the wines have kept an infinite charm.

1975 A dry year of little quantity. Many promising hopes were dashed by a persistant astringence.
A few great successes in Pomerol.

1970 The first vintage of the Modern Times. Vine cultivation came out of decades of difficulty.
Great classic wines.

Personal comments by Christian Moueix

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Average Bottle Price

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2005
1 790€ +11.9% 1 599€ +12.2% 1 425€ +7.2% 1 329€ -11.5% 1 501€ +4.3% 1 439€ +96.3% 733€

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

20 tasting notes

Tasting note


Deep, Ruby red and Healthy


Long, Extensive and Spicy


Blackcurrant, Licorice, Smoky, Blackberry, Blueberry and Cigar-box


Intense, Complex, Opulent and Fresh




Average in Acidity, High tannin, Balanced, Well-structured, Complex, Developing, Full-bodied, Vigor, Ripe, Refined and Silky tannins


Well made and Sophisticated

Written Notes

This hot year in Bordeaux is reflected in this wine’s firm, mouth-coating tannins and less delicate but rich and ripe aromas. Moderately intense ruby colour with garnet red tones. Rich, overwhelming liquorice flavours with ripe blackcurrant nose. On the palate the rich medium-bodied wine is surprisingly crisp and fresh with intense, fleshy ripe fruitiness and subtle tannins. Long, ripe and round finish. Very New World wine by style. Appealing and enjoyable wine today.

  • 94p
The next wine had an exciting, black chocolate nose. ‘Petruska’ and ‘a sweet dish’ were used to describe this slutty Pomerol, and I say that with all the best connotations in mind . Its nose was deep and heavy with aromas of marzipan and chewing tobacco, and this soon made itself clear that it was a BIG-TIME wine. I couldn’t stop drinking this rich and chunky 1975 Petrus, which was all the more better when it was revealed how the fill was a touch lower than most would accept. I would gladly take three of these over a single bottle of 2005 or 2009, but maybe that’s just me (97).
  • 97p

This is a superb wine, harder to appreciate in the aftermath of the more lavish appeal of the ‘82’s, the ‘90’s and ‘98’s before them. You had to let the wine settle for some time, and unfurl its sails. Arguably I’ve had slightly better bottles, or is it that this was harder to bracket with what preceded it? Regardless, with time you got the truffles, red fruit, smoke and mocha on the nose. It opened with sweet tannins, charming acidic balance, lushness but with real finesse, figs and cherries on the mid palate, some soy and plums next. The ballad of vigor and focus is entrancing, and then the saturated black fruit coats the mouth and it concludes with ebullient panache. 96 Points+

  • 96p
Medium deep brick red colour. The nose is voluptuous and bright: red berries, glue, licorice, tobacco and tar. The rich and thick palate has some tannic backbone left. Juicy, smooth texture. The wine is fully alive, however it has no great finesse or charm to it. Drink within the next 10 years.
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