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  • Country ranking ?

    154
  • Producer ranking ?

    8
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Duck

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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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Petrus - 100% Merlot. 14.5% alcohol. 20 hl/ha. Harvested between the 1st and 7th of September. Liquid cashmere, velvety fruit, and tannin. Incredibly complex, sophisticated, focused, and precise. Wow, a legend in the making! 99-100p.

  • 100p

Blackberries, fruiot driven, layered, intense and deep, highly scented, leaps out of the glass, incredible nose. 
Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blackberries, so smooth texture, such elegance, such finesse, such brightness, layered and nuanced, incredible balance, pH 3,63 and 14,5% alcohol. Amazing wine. 

 

  • 100p

Intense purple colour with violet hue and black core. Refined nose with multi-layered fruit, elderberries, mulberries, very fine blackberries and ripe plums. Oriental spices cedarwood, on the palate well structured with chalky minerality, densely woven tannins with great class. Excellent mid-palate, liquorice pepper and mild spices, violets iris, excellent length, not ending, great mid-palate, a wonderful juicy and mouth watering g wine

  • 99p
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Bordeaux, Pomerol

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