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  • Country ranking ?

    70
  • Producer ranking ?

    9
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    small crushed potatoes & oil of white truffles and fresh truffles

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 1998

Château Pétrus

1998 Small production, only 2400 cases, which is sixty percent from normal yield


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

info@jpmoueix.com
www.moueix.com

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Average Bottle Price

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2005 2000
2 490€ +15.0% 2 165€ -5.1% 2 282€ -17.0% 2 751€ +8.1% 2 545€ +4.6% 2 432€ +9.0% 2 231€ +84.2% 1 211€ +70.3% 711€

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

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full and Purple

ending

Long and Lingering

flavors

Blackberry, Licorice, Vanilla, Toasty and Smoky

nose

Intense

recommend

Yes

taste

Concentrated, Full-bodied, Firm, Rich and Vigor

Written Notes

The 1998 Petrus was another monster of a nose, pairing well with the 1999. It was deep like the middle of nowhere in the Pacific, possessing both black fruit and pudding. Its minerals glistened, and smoke and raspberry added complexity. Its palate was a whopper, and while tight, it still showed its big personality well. Flavors of earth, yeast, plum and chocolate were all present, and its acidity lingered in the belly. This was the first, truly profound Petrus of the weekend
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You have toffee, minerals, dark berries, spices and sweet fruit on the nose, a brilliant symphony. You get an almost paradoxical juxtaposition of depth and nimbleness as the wine unfolds its wares. There is a liqueur like sweetness at the mid palate, spices, mulberries, intense focus and lavish texture. There is still a structure and yet a seamlessness to all its more extravagant enticements (some of which are part of the nature of the vintage), that render it the most complete of the three wines of this vintage. Earthy, it is awash in minerals, chocolate and plums on an exclamatory finale. 95 Points+

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Information

Origin

Bordeaux, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Unsatisfactory

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

There is a possibility

Glass time

2h

Drinking temperature

18

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 Omar Khan, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Pétrus 1998  ( Château Pétrus )

You have toffee, minerals, dark berries, spices and sweet fruit on the nose, a brilliant symphony. You get an almost paradoxical juxtaposition of depth and nimbleness as the wine unfolds its wares. There is a liqueur like sweetness at the mid palate, spices, mulberries, intense focus and lavish texture. There is still a structure and yet a seamlessness to all its more extravagant enticements (some of which are part of the nature of the vintage), that render it the most complete of the three wines of this vintage. Earthy, it is awash in minerals, chocolate and plums on an exclamatory finale. 95 Points+

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Pétrus 1998  ( Château Pétrus )

"The 1998 Petrus was another monster of a nose, pairing well with the 1999. It was deep like the middle of nowhere in the Pacific, possessing both black fruit and pudding. Its minerals glistened, and smoke and raspberry added complexity. Its palate was a whopper, and while tight, it still showed its big personality well. Flavors of earth, yeast, plum and chocolate were all present, and its acidity lingered in the belly. This was the first, truly profound Petrus of the weekend "

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