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  • Country ranking ?

    2 054
  • Producer ranking ?

    26
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    now-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Roast lamb served medium-rare

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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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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).
  • 92p

The color is a dense purple. The wine reveals high tannin, huge body, and classy black fruits intermixed with minerals, spice box, cedar, and tobacco. A long, persistent, tannic finish gives this majestic effort a closed but formidable personality.

  • 96p

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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