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  • Country ranking ?

    772
  • Producer ranking ?

    30
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Pork Ribs with Maize Stew

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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.

 

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.

 

 

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Wine Information

1995 Already over ten years of age, the true Bordeaux classic, allying elegance and nobility.
Great wines are worth the wait. The others are delicious to drink.

1990 Vintage of great heat.
Rich in alcohol and its seduction makes this vintage a favorite amongst numerous wine amateurs.

1989 A great classic vintage and very early (Pomerol harvested early September).
Slightly more austere than the 1990, it remains one of the best vintages in the 20th century.

1982 An almost perfect year. Despite their abundance, the wines have kept an infinite charm.

1975 A dry year of little quantity. Many promising hopes were dashed by a persistant astringence.
A few great successes in Pomerol.

1970 The first vintage of the Modern Times. Vine cultivation came out of decades of difficulty.
Great classic wines.

Personal comments by Christian Moueix

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Average Bottle Price

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2005
1 790€ +11.9% 1 599€ +12.2% 1 425€ +7.2% 1 329€ -11.5% 1 501€ +4.3% 1 439€ +96.3% 733€

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

27 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Healthy

ending

Long, Extensive and Spicy

flavors

Blackcurrant, Licorice, Smoky, Blackberry, Blueberry and Cigar-box

nose

Intense, Complex, Opulent and Fresh

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, High tannin, Balanced, Well-structured, Complex, Developing, Full-bodied, Vigor, Ripe, Refined and Silky tannins

Verdict

Well made and Sophisticated

Written Notes

The 1975 Petrus Magnum was rich and decadent and one of the best of the bunch. It was ‘the right size to drink for a wine of this age’, noted the Ambassador. It was delightfully creamy and in a perfect spot on this occasion (97M).

  • 97p

This hot year in Bordeaux is reflected in this wine’s firm, mouth-coating tannins and less delicate but rich and ripe aromas. Moderately intense ruby colour with garnet red tones. Rich, overwhelming liquorice flavours with ripe blackcurrant nose. On the palate the rich medium-bodied wine is surprisingly crisp and fresh with intense, fleshy ripe fruitiness and subtle tannins. Long, ripe and round finish. Very New World wine by style. Appealing and enjoyable wine today.

  • 94p

Blutjung und noch so frisch zeigte sich der 75er Petrus mit absolut genialer Struktur. Ein wilder, ungestümer Wein, der an ein junges Rennpferd erinnerte. Süchtig machend die Nase mit superber, süßer, aber auch präziser Frucht. Enorm kraftvoll der Auftritt mit geradezu explosiver, auch exotischer Aromatik ung endloser Länge am Gaumen. Ein absoluter Weltklassewein, der glücklich und sprachlos machte. Dürfte mit seinem immer noch perfekten Tanningerüst sicher noch 30 Jahre oder länger gut altern – WT100.

  • 100p

A divine wine in many ways, red fruit and black truffles predominate on the delightful bouquet. The palate opening is so balanced, melting tannins, lovely acidity, and impressive structure and grip. Chocolate, truffle and smoke emerge next. Plums and then a hint of soy. There is considerable depth here, and such pervasive sensuality on a lovely, lapping finish. 97 Points+

  • 97p

Beautifully framed aromatic nose with focused cherry fruits and notes of herbs, earth and old wood. Nicely complex. The palate shows good concentration with savoury, taut herb-tinged berry and cherry fruit. It’s really fine and expressive, yet still has a lot of tannic structure. Firm with bold structure and focus, as well as some mineral notes. A striking wine indeed. 95/100

  • 95p
Medium deep brick red colour. The nose is voluptuous and bright: red berries, glue, licorice, tobacco and tar. The rich and thick palate has some tannic backbone left. Juicy, smooth texture. The wine is fully alive, however it has no great finesse or charm to it. Drink within the next 10 years.
  • 90p
Medium deep brick red colour. The nose is voluptuous and bright: red berries, glue, licorice, tobacco and tar. The rich and thick palate has some tannic backbone left. Juicy and chewy, smooth texture. The wine is fully alive, however it has no great finesse or charm to it. Drink within the next 10 years.
  • 90p
Good looking magnum size bottle, in an excellent condition and has bottom neck level. Colour is ruby red, deep and mature. On the nose it is open, intense, wide, fresh and charming. The taste is ripe, refined, powerful, vigor, with silky tannins, full-bodied and with balanced structure. The finish is long, extensive, spicy and pure. This wine is sophisticated, impressive and fine.
- (Tasting note created by Tb's AI)
  • 96p
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Information

Origin

Bordeaux, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

Be Cautious

Glass time

2h

Drinking temperature

17

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