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  • Country ranking ?

    1 260
  • Producer ranking ?

    57
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2018
  • Food Pairing

    Wild Boar

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Parker 90-93 points / The 2013 is a star of the vintage. It exhibits a dense purple color along with deep mulberry, black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with a notion of licorice. Medium-bodied with supple tannins, it reminds me of their over-achieving 1973 in its youth (a wine that transcended the vintage character). The lovely, seductive, fruit-forward 2013 will be drinkable in several years and last 10-15 years thereafter. 

The harvest took place on October 2-3, and tiny yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare have produced only 1,000 cases (rather than the normal 2,000-3,000). While winemaker and administrator Olivier Berrouet told me 300 vines of Cabernet Franc remain in the vineyard, for all intents and purposes, Petrus has been 100% Merlot for many years.

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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 2016
1 389€ +3.3% 1 344€

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.

Tasting note

ending

Medium, Round and Flavorful

flavors

Blackcurrant, Cherry, Cedar and Leather

nose

Youthful, Fresh and Opulent

taste

Medium tannin, Balanced, Concentrated, Complex, Medium-bodied, Elegant and Silky tannins

Verdict

Well-rounded and Well made

Written Notes

Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, red berries, anise, floral, detailed, nuanced, bright if leaner nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, anise, some spices, juicy, elegant texture, long finish. Very smooth. 95

  • 95p

The 2013 Pétrus possesses lovely depth and density for the year. Dark red stone fruits, tobacco, smoke and graphite all blossom in the glass. Underlying beams of firm tannin support the fruit nicely. Violets, game, plums and new leather wrap around the finish. Today, the tannins are a bit firm, especially within the context of the vintage, but the wine retains solid balance and has plenty of potential to grow, even if it isn't especially flattering today.

  • 92p

Pétrus 2013 / 94 points / Youthful and pure aromas of violet, dark berries, mineral and cassis. Very fluid palate with powdery tannin, good extract and exceptional length, elegant dark fruit, well concealed oak, good amount of freshness, harmonious and rounded with great potential.

  • 94p

It was harvested on 2-3-4 October, only 26 hl/ha, lost around 40% of potential crop during flowering. Late harvest in 2013 for this property was very beneficial and it reflects in the wine. Excellent effort, very refined, balanced, sweet fruit, excellent acidity, structure and complexity.

  • 94p
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Origin

Bordeaux, Pomerol

Grapes

100% Merlot

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

Glass time

3h

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