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    Pork Roast with Sausage & Fruit and Nut Stuffing

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 1995

Little known 50 years ago, this château has seen the rise of a myth about the uniqueness of its wine. The wine’s inimatibility is due to many factors, first of all, an exceptional terroir - 40 meters above sea level, the highest point of the appellation - with a layer of heavy clay soil and an iron subsoil. These are ideal conditions for the expression of the Merlot grape. With such a special terroir, the approach in the vineyard and cellar is traditional and respectful.
The work done in the vineyard is fastidious - severe pruning in the winter, regular ploughing, crop-thinning, de-leafing, manicuring the clusters in the summer - and allows the perfect ripening of the fruit.

The grape are manually harvested within two afternoons and sorted before crush.
Fermentation is carried out gently, without any overextraction, in temperature-controlled concrete tanks. The blend, very often pure Merlot, is defined in December and the young wine is aged in 100% new oak barrels.
PETRUS displays an intense color, a rich and complex nose and an opulent fruit. In great vintages, the wine can easily be kept 25 years or more.

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Average Bottle Price

2017 2015 2014 2012 2010 2005
1 984€ +13.0% 1 755€ -7.3% 1 894€ +12.5% 1 683€ -4.5% 1 763€ +165.5% 664€

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.

Tasting note




Intense and Refined



Written Notes

Masseto’s challenge was a formidable one, the great 1995 Petrus, but on this night, the 1995 was in a bit of a shell. A 2004 Masseto would follow, prompting The Mogul to call the Petrus ‘a lady in between two guys.’ Experience can be a great teacher lol. The Petrus was definitely reserved, and garden and plum were the most prevalent yet reticent aromas. The palate was shy, shut down and frankly disappointing, unlike two other recent, previous bottles. Perhaps it was the Masseto’s fault (94).
  • 94p
1995 Château Petrus Deep developing dark red colour. Rich and pronounced licorice nose with red berry freshness, dust and bell pepper. Fascinating spectrum of aromas and positive development in the glass. Rich wine on palate with firm ripe tannins, ripe cassis and plums with blueberries, elegant touch of oak with vanilla, licorice and chocolate flavours. Also the palate drinks perfectly today: fresh and firm with voluptuous fruitiness and a substantial finish. Benchmark Pétrus. Drink within the next 20 years.
  • 94p

A great wine which needed a long time to open up, although opened and double decanted almost three hours before service. The nose displayed a complex aroma reminiscent of mulberries, prunes, fine aromatic herbs, elegant spices, hints of sweet marjoram and liquorice. After some time in the glass an elegant aroma reminiscent of violets was revealed. On the palate the wine showed an excellent structure with depth and complex character, perfectly ripe tannins, ripe berries and aromatic hints of fungus boletus discreetly in the background. A great wine with excellent depth, length and an extremely promising potential. For perfection one should wait a couple of years, though it is an impressing tasting experience already today. 99/100

  • 99p

Black red, intense and dense. Truffles everywhere, extremely concentrated, classic with enormous length and aftertaste. This is Pétrus at its apogee! Perfect exploitation of vintage's raw material. This wine has at least 20 years of eventful life ahead.

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