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  • Country ranking ?

    630
  • Producer ranking ?

    13
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    small crushed potatoes & oil of white truffles and fresh truffles

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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

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

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2005 2000
2 670€ +7.2% 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

14 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
  • 96p

Ruby, ruby rim, floral, herbs, bell peppers (I and most around the table thaught this to be the Cheval) leather, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, not as easy going as number two (Ausone), ads in length with air, very refreshing, stunning. 97

  • 97p

A mystifying initial funk on the nose gave pause. A deeper inhalation revealed violets. The palate was a charm, and with the Black Truffle pastry, rallied triumphantly. Lovely dark and red fruit, and an effortless tension that parries the opulence. Seamless with both density and a paradoxical lightness. Decades ahead of it, it finishes with real brio. 96 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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