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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 2006

2007 A vintage of challenges, with a very warm spring, a wet and cool summer and a beautiful month of September.
The early maturing terroirs appear to have an advantage. A reminder of the Mark Twain definition: “Climate is what you expect, Weather is what you get”.

2006 A vintage contrasted by an uneven summer with mixed results. An early, sunny and successful harvest for the Merlots.

2005 A vintage blessed by the gods. A superb summer, dry and hot, but not excessively so. Ideal harvest.
A general success for all the varietals and all the appellations.

2004 A rather successful vintage. The wines lack a bit of charm but their fine constitution makes them a bottle to keep.

2003 A vintage of climatic excesses. Some grapes were sun-burned, creating atypical wines.
Attentive and cautious wine growers succeeded in producing rich wines with great promise.
A particular success in Médoc and for the clay soils of Pomerol.

2002 A difficult climate allowed for the production of easily accessible wines which can be drunk young.

2001 A classic year under estimated after the fanfares of 2000.
The wines are remarkably balanced and already delicious.

2000 A banner year. Great, powerful, structured wines which are worth the wait.

1999 A year without excess. A beautiful abundant harvest having produced wines relatively easy to drink now.

1998 A particular success for the Right Bank thanks to sunny harvests after a very beautiful summer, some very great wines.

Personal comments by Christian Moueix

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The 2006 Petrus also had that California exuberance in its rich and buttery nose, along with blueberry and banana fruit. The palate was rich, heavy and large with a creamy, buttery style. Big and buttery appeared in my notes over and over again
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Although of course it is dense, the fruit is sweet, blackcurrant juicy, ripe plum flesh, generous. The wine opens into a series of red fruits and spices. Only gradually do the tannins creep up.

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Information

Origin

Bordeaux, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Poor

Investment potential

Average

Fake factory

None

Glass time

2h

Inside Information

Wine Advocate #181
Feb 2009
Robert M. Parker, Jr. 93+ Drink: 2017 - 2047 $1768-$2500 (500)
Currently closed and backward, this wine seems to share a more similar character to Trotanoy than in any recent vintages I recall. Powerful, structured, masculine, but a long-term proposition, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine displays notes of caramelized, sweet black cherries and wild berry fruit with plenty of spice, earth, and a hint of herbaceousness. The wine has very high tannins, impressive concentration, but that mouth-searing level of tannin. This is one Petrus that should probably be forgotten for at least 8-10 years and drunk over the following two to three decades. I always find it ironic that Petrus, which is virtually 100% Merlot, is more backward than the first growths of Medoc, which are Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated.
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