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  • Country ranking ?

    939
  • Producer ranking ?

    21
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    now-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Roast lamb served medium-rare

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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Average Bottle Price

2017 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2 544€ +10.1% 2 311€ +31.7% 1 755€ +6.8% 1 644€ +9.2% 1 505€ -13.1% 1 732€ +6.1% 1 633€

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.

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The 2003 Petrus was exotic with its cinnamon and molasses aromas. The palate was beefy, rushy and rich, although I can’t for the life of me figure out what rushy means. It was a bit sweet and over the top, a vintage of Petrus that is probably better being sold than consumed in general (92).
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Very dark, not as strong as usual, deep nose of spicy raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Exemplary structure and many layers of everything. Very refined and sophisticated with ling aftertaste. A stunning wine, which can be cellared for 20 years. Wine-team at Pétrus chose the time of the harvest perfectly, for nuances of cooked fruit, marmalade and dry tannin, which many properties in Pomerol suffered from in 2003 because of the extremely hot weather, aren't present in this wine.

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Origin

Bordeaux, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

Serious

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Pétrus 2003  ( Château Pétrus )

Very dark, not as strong as usual, deep nose of spicy raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Exemplary structure and many layers of everything. Very refined and sophisticated with ling aftertaste. A stunning wine, which can be cellared for 20 years. Wine-team at Pétrus chose the time of the harvest perfectly, for nuances of cooked fruit, marmalade and dry tannin, which many properties in Pomerol suffered from in 2003 because of the extremely hot weather, aren't present in this wine.

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Pétrus 2003  ( Château Pétrus )

"The 2003 Petrus was exotic with its cinnamon and molasses aromas. The palate was beefy, rushy and rich, although I can’t for the life of me figure out what rushy means. It was a bit sweet and over the top, a vintage of Petrus that is probably better being sold than consumed in general (92)."

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