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  • Country ranking ?

    444
  • Producer ranking ?

    18
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    now to 2045
  • Food Pairing

    Pork Ribs with Maize Stew

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“A sleeping giant. Dark ruby in color, showing aromas of blackberry, cèpe and green olive, with a hint of mineral. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a supercaressing mouthfeel. Turns to coffee, dark chocolate and berry. Chewy yet balanced. Very, very long in the mouth. The finish is absolutely breathtaking.” -Wine Spectator (100 Points)

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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

Appellation : Pomerol
Owner : S.C. du Château PETRUS
Planted acreage : 28 acres
Grape varieties : 95% Merlot - 5% Cabernet Franc
Type of soil : black clay

Production : ca. 30,000 bottles

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.
PETRUS displays an intense color, a rich and complex nose and an opulent fruit. In great vintages, the wine can easily be kept 25 years or more.

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Average Bottle Price

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2 980€ +16.7% 2 553€ +6.8% 2 390€ -5.1% 2 519€ -11.8% 2 855€ -7.8% 3 098€ -17.6% 3 761€ +16.5% 3 229€

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

12 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Long and Extensive

recommend

Yes

taste

Balanced, Concentrated, Well-Integrated, Vigor and Fresh

Written Notes

There was one last wine, the 2005 Petrus. While I recognized its greatness, I also wrote, ‘I can’t do it.’ It was too concentrated and young for me at this stage; I had given all of myself to each and every wine up to this point and was officially on empty. ‘Coffee, big and buttery, outstanding for sure’ was about as much as I could muster (96+). The general consensus was that 1989, 1990 and 2000 were the greatest wines of the night. Twenty-five down, thirty-two to go, and what a thirty-two they would prove to be, although I suppose that it was ultimately closer to a top twenty.
  • 96p

Just mid crimson. Very embryonic wine with freshness the overriding quality on the nose. Only after that does the opulence reveal itself. Fresh, almost floral, with only medium weight and then, like Trotanoy, a great panoply of flavours on the back palate and an amazing depth of tannin. A wine with very different structure from most bordeaux 2005. Dry finish and all completely embedded at present. Certainly doesn’t taste especially high in anything other than tannin, which itself is strictly a phenomenon of the second half of the tasting experience.

  • 95p

Ruby. Scented, blueberries, vanilla, floral notes, detailed and layered nose, complex and refined even if pure youth. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, layerd, detailed, very long indeed. 98

  • 98p

Well, not quite as gracious as Lafleur, but there was an enormous concentration of everything, unbelievable nuance richness and extreme depth. Silky aftertaste. Early harvest paid really off! Oh-la-la wine.

 

  • 99p
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Origin

Bordeaux, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

Serious

Glass time

2h

Drinking temperature

16

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