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  • Producer ranking ?

    25
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Roast Duck Breast with Dried Cherry Sauce

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The 2014 Petrus has a bouquet that storms from the glass with exotic red cherries, blood orange, strawberry tart and cedar scents, only calming down after several minutes. Rich and opulent – although they are not facets of a truly great Petrus to me. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet core of candied red fruit, fine structure, a 2014 that is letting it all hang out so soon after bottling, which causes me some concern in terms of what it has left in reserve for long-term ageing and evolution. It just does not deliver a knockout blow on the slightly brittle finish, completing a very good Pomerol but in my opinion, it is not the greatest Petrus in recent years. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. 2020 - 2040

Score: 93Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2018

 

There's a density and refinement to the 2014 Petrus with a dark chocolate, walnut and blueberry character. Violet. The length is beautiful with such density and intensity. The tannins arrive at the end. The wine is 14.3% alcohol. They cut back the crop and what they were left with was ripe and clean grapes. This has more texture. Fine and toned tannins. This takes off. Marvelous potential for the vintage.

Score: 95/96James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2015

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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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Latest Pro-tasting notes

14 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Youthful and Ruby red

ending

Medium, Pure and Flavorful

flavors

Blackberry, Licorice and Voluptuous

nose

Youthful, Opulent, Seductive and Generous

taste

Warming, Balanced, Well-structured, Youthful and Medium-bodied

Verdict

Transparent and Well-rounded

Written Notes

The 2014 Pétrus possesses remarkable density and power, with superb overall depth and an explosive sense of energy that is impossible to miss. Scents of violet, spice and rose petal open up in the glass before the fruit totally takes over. Broad and resonant throughout, Pétrus is one of the bigger, richer wines readers will come across in 2014. The harvest at Pétrus took place between September 23 and October 4. Winemaker Olivier Berrouet gave the 2014 15 days on the skins, opting for what he describes as very gentle extractions. New oak is 50%.

  • 96p

A wine evincing true enlightenment. It’s floral on the nose and also shows blackberries, stones, minerals and cedar. Full-bodied, yet its so fine-grained and tight. So, so long. It builds like a waterfall on the finish. The tannins are powerful yet superbly integrated and harmonious. Needs four to five years in bottle.

  • 98p

The complexity on the nose is so balanced with subtle smoke, dried meat and plums. Full-bodied with so well integrated and ultra-fine tannins, the wine shows composure and greatness. it goes on for minutes. Harmony. Grace. Wonderful wine.

  • 97p

Medium deep colour. Fragrant plum herb violet anise aromas with savoury notes. Supple almost silky in texture with plum, praline, roasted chestnut, toasty flavours. Finishes chalky with lovely mineral length.

  • 97p

Ruby. Blueberries, fruity, detailed nose, scented, light floral note, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark berries, fruity, detailed, lang. 94-96

  • 95p

Tasted in April 2015. Was harvested between 23rd September and 4th October, yield only 30hl/ha. Freshness, very sophisticated with great complexity, stunning richness, excellent structure and awesome long finish. Among the best wines of the vintage, that's for sure.

  • 97p
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Information

Origin

Bordeaux, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Ageing

  • in oak 50%

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

Glass time

3h

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