x
  • Country ranking ?

    704
  • Producer ranking ?

    15
  • Decanting time

    1h30min
  • When to drink

    now
  • Food Pairing

    Shepherd’s pie

The Tb points given to this wine are the world’s most valid and most up-to-date evaluation of the quality of the wine. Tastingbook points are formed by the Tastingbook algorithm which takes into account the wine ratings of the world's 50 best-known professional wine critics, wine ratings by thousands of tastingbook’s professionals and users, the generally recognised vintage quality and reputation of the vineyard and winery. Wine needs at least five professional ratings to get the Tb score. Tastingbook.com is the world's largest wine information service which is an unbiased, non-commercial and free for everyone.

Read more
Close

Parker 100 points; Talk about a thrill a second, as well as unprecedented decadence (at least for me), consider the rarity of a flight of six double magnums of Petrus! Because there were not many people at the tasting, there was the possibility of having several large glasses of these wines, making judging them all the more fun. And let's not forget the medical benefit of flushing the fat out of one's arteries with such remarkable juice!  

I had never seen, much less tasted the 1929 Petrus. The wine was perfect. The deep ruby/garnet color exhibited some amber/orange at the edge. A huge, thick wine with extraordinary aromas of coffee, mocha, black-cherries, herbs, and cedar, this unctuously-textured, thick, tannic, massively concentrated wine was remarkably intact. It could have easily been mistaken for a 30-35 year old wine. This must be one of the rarest wines in the world as even Christian Moueix claimed he had never tasted it.  

The notes for this wine are taken from the description of Series IV - Flight B of the 1995 tasting conducted in Munich by Helga and Hardy Rodenstock. Many years after the tasting from which this note derives allegations were made concerning the authenticity of old and rare bottles of wine sold by Hardy Rodenstock to collectors around the world. The matter has been the subject of numerous articles, litigation and at least one book. Mr. Parker believes that the wines served to him at this tasting were authentic so this note and the others from that specific tasting continue to be posted on eRobertParker.com.

Read more
Close

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.

 

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.

This property made famous by Madame Edmond Loubat and then by Monsieur Jean-Pierre Moueix, culminates at 130 feet on the plateau of Pomerol. Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix is responsible for the cultivation, vinification and aging as well as the export distribution of Petrus wines.

 

 

Read more
Close

Average Bottle Price

2018 2015 2014 2013 2010 2005 2000 1995
4 290€ +17.4% 3 655€ +10.8% 3 299€ +14.7% 2 876€ -12.6% 3 290€ -3.8% 3 421€ +90.3% 1 798€ +210.0% 580€

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

28 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Healthy

ending

Long, Flavorful and Extensive

flavors

Port-like, Blackcurrant, Cherry, Coffee, Cedar and Blackberry

nose

Open, Seductive, Refined and Opulent

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Warming, Medium tannin, Concentrated, Balanced, Good texture, Developing, Medium-bodied, Perfumed, Elegant, Round, Dry and Silky tannins

Verdict

Impressive and Sophisticated

Written Notes

There were lots of oohs and aahs for the next wine and its deep, chocolaty and motor oil nose. And why shouldn’t there be? It was a 1929 Petrus, after all. There was some fig to its molasses, and a 1947 Cheval-ish personality to this ‘very sweet’ wine. Its sweetness was actually the one thing holding it back a point or two (95).
  • 95p
Good looking magnum size bottle, in an good condition and has top-shoulder level. Colour is brick red, mature and deep . On the nose it is open, mature, refined, generous and charming. The taste is round, fruity, perfumed, with medium tannin, with silky tannins, medium-bodied, with balanced, good texture and concentrated structure. On the palate it is layered and has mushrooms, leather, smoky, tobacco, truffles, toasty, honey, vanilla, blackcurrant, blueberry and cigar-box flavours. The finish is medium long, extensive, flavorful and vibrant. This wine is sophisticated, impressive and fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2h before tasting. I do recommend.
- (Tasting note created by Tb's AI)
  • 96p

1929 Petrus – wow, there was something spectacular about this one - something that just grabbed you and said “hey i´m a grand vin”, normally when I ´ve had the occasions to taste old and legendary vintages of the ephemeral and elusive Petrus, i´ve been highly impressed by its discreet elegance, the way the wine offers such a wealth of aromas and how nothing is misplaced, obtrusive or out of balance. The palate was remarkably dense, vibrant and structured, it just kept expanding and lingering, to me it appeared far younger even though everything had kind of melted together, a quality I find in great old wines when you can´t really talk about different components but everything as a unity.

Lively garnet red. Excellent nose, aroma reminiscent of plums, hints of apricots and orange pee, Morello cherries and elegant mineraliy. On the palate densely woven with creamy texture, opulent character and great structured and length. An elegant sweetness with almost fruity character showing up in the finish. Tannin structure is still excellent, seems extremely youthful.
  • 100p
Deep red color with light tawby rim. Wide nose with chocolate, eucalyptus and old leather. On palate little dusty with aromas of licorice, tar and old style marmalade. Very balanced, very attractive and in good shape.
  • 94p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is brick red, and looking bright and deep. On the nose it is intense, opulent, charming and tempting. The taste is round, harmonious, silky, perfumed, vivid, with medium tannin ., with silky tannins, and average in acidity, medium-bodied, with balanced structure and developing. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant, blackberry, floral, spice and cherry flavours. The finish is long, round and lingering. This wine is sophisticated and fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 1-5 years.
- (Tasting note created by Tb's AI)
  • 96p
Bottle in good condition and filled to bottom neck. Looking deep, mature, brick red and healthy. Intense, mature, refined, opulent, ripe and generous on the nose. The taste is fresh, full, well-structured, concentrated, perfectly balanced and multi-dimensional. Endless, extensive, pure and vibrant. Outstanding, impressive and masterpiece.
- (Tasting note created by Tb's AI)
  • 100p
Load more notes

Information

Origin

Bordeaux, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Excellent

Fake factory

Too Risky

Glass time

1h

Other wines from this producer

Saute-Loup Reserve de La Famille

Inside Information

Wine Advocate #103
Feb 1996
Robert M. Parker, Jr. 100 Drink: N/A  
Talk about a thrill a second, as well as unprecedented decadence (at least for me), consider the rarity of a flight of six double magnums of Petrus! Because there were not many people at the tasting, there was the possibility of having several large glasses of these wines, making judging them all the more fun. And let's not forget the medical benefit of flushing the fat out of one's arteries with such remarkable juice! 

I had never seen, much less tasted the 1929 Petrus. The wine was perfect. The deep ruby/garnet color exhibited some amber/orange at the edge. A huge, thick wine with extraordinary aromas of coffee, mocha, black-cherries, herbs, and cedar, this unctuously-textured, thick, tannic, massively concentrated wine was remarkably intact. It could have easily been mistaken for a 30-35 year old wine. This must be one of the rarest wines in the world as even Christian Moueix claimed he had never tasted it. 

The notes for this wine are taken from the description of Series IV - Flight B of the 1995 tasting conducted in Munich by Helga and Hardy Rodenstock. Many years after the tasting from which this note derives allegations were made concerning the authenticity of old and rare bottles of wine sold by Hardy Rodenstock to collectors around the world. The matter has been the subject of numerous articles, litigation and at least one book. Mr. Parker believes that the wines served to him at this tasting were authentic so this note and the others from that specific tasting continue to be posted on eRobertParker.com.
Read more

Highlights

Latest news

TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Austrian 2020 vintage  / A challenging, yet rewarding year
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS ORNELLAIA ANNOUNCES NEW NAPA PROJECT / Tuscan estate Ornellaia has announced a new venture in California in partnership with Dalla Valle Vineyards, called ‘DVO’.
WINERY NEWS Promontory / BWW 2021 - Best New Winery of the World have been selected – Promontory! BWW – Best W  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BWW 2021 – Top 10 Champagnes of the World have been selected / Rare Champagne 2008 is the Winner!
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS The Bordeaux 2020 Vintage / by Angelus
WINERY NEWS Piper-Heidsieck /    CHAMPAGNE PIPER-HEIDSIECK APPOINTS NEW CELLAR MASTER Champagne house Piper-Heidsiec  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BWW- Best Wine of the World 2021 Competition's Winners have been selected! / - the Best wine in the world is Château Mouton-Rothschild 2018
WINERY NEWS Stony Hill / HEITZ CELLAR OWNER BUYS STONY HILL Gaylon Lawrence, the owner of Heitz, and Carlton McCoy MS, Hei  more ...
WINERY NEWS Domaine Leflaive / Legendary California winery Williams Selyem will hand over control to a French producer One of th  more ...
VINTAGE NEWS: 1985 / Bordeaux / The year 1985 was a tremendous vintage. Extremely cold winter followed by extremely   more ...
VINTAGE NEWS: 1945 / Tastingbook’s TOP 10 wines from 1947&1945 tasting  (66 wines tasted) 1. Chât  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Mouton-Rothschild / Xu Bing illustrates the label of Château Mouton Rothschild 2018 Each year since 1945, a fam  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Champagne Magazine's 100 Best Champagnes for 2021! / The world's only Champagne magazine and tastingbook.com select the World's Best Champagnes – The winner is Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2008
VINTAGE NEWS: 1990 / 1982 versus 1990 Bordeaux When you receive an invitation to a comparative tasting of all Premier   more ...
WINERY NEWS Tyrrell's Wines / 2020 Vintage: A Statement from Bruce Tyrrell Tyrrell’s has made the decision to have a seve  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BWW2020 received over 3 million votes! / The most voted wine is Penfolds Grange 2015
VINTAGE NEWS: 2010 / Vintage Reports by Château Latour and Lafite:  After a mild and rainy autumn 2009, r  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS MOST FAKED WINE / TOP 30 LIST
VINTAGE NEWS: 1945 / Tastingbook’s TOP 10 wines from 1947&1945 tasting  (66 wines tasted) 1. Chât  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BWW 2020 - Best Wine Shop of the World have been selected  / Millésima from France is the Winner.

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users. or to see wine moments from your world.

98p
 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Pétrus 1929  ( Château Pétrus )

"Just tasted the world's oldest official vintage - 1727 - still very drinkable and elegant - have you tasted it"

9y 1m ago

Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
Are you sure you want do delete this wine? All information will be lost.
Are you sure you want to recommend this wine?
Are you sure you want hide this written note ?
Are you sure you want show this written note ?

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now, it's fast, easy and totally free. No commitments, only enjoyments.
  Register