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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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Plus serré et plus en tension qu’à l’habitude, la bouche généreuse par sa densité tannique est pleine de délicatesse et de charme. Rebond final magique. 96-97

  • 97p

Deep dark ruby, opaque core, purple reflections. Black forest berry fruit with tobacco and herbal spices, cranberries, sea buckthorn, some liquorice. Deep with a firm structure, red berryish nuances, good freshness, ripe tannins, delicate fruit expression, mineral and salty, lingers for a very long time, a successful combination of floral, delicate aromas on the nose and a firm body in the finish, shows great length and good ageing potential.

  • 98p

 Scented, blackberries, detailed, intense, layered, complex, pure, dense yet lifted nose, very aromatic. Floral with more air, incredible nose allready.  Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, detailed, intense, spices, liquorice, nuanced, layered, deep, stunning balance, rich yet lifted, incredible texture, long finish. Stunning. Highly seductive. One of the highest tannin concentration ever on Petrus, some 30% higher than on the 2022, yet impeccably smooth and velvety, very fine grained. Wine of the vintage for me together with Le Pin.

  • 100p

 Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Noble nose with exuberant fruit, blackberries, violets and dark chocolate, hints of cardamom in the background. On the palate well balanced and structured, intense fruit, black cherries, fresh raspberries, sophisticated mid palate, great depth and length, fine floral hints. Very elegant with mouth-watering minerality, rich tannins which are perfectly balanced. Incredible persistence with freshness. A great wine with excellent tension. 

  • 99p

Intense blackberry and chocolate aromas with plenty of ripe pips and spices. Medium body with fluidity and a sense of wonder to it. The quality of the tannins is so good as to be imperceptible. It has 30% more tannin than the 2022, but then it grows on the finish. pH 3.65 and 14.5% alcohol. 99-100

  • 100p

Petrus: 100% Merlot. It is softer and more elegant than 2022. It has intense notes of black cherries, blueberries, and violets, with velvety tannins, finesse, and incredible complexity. It is sophisticated, focused, and precise, with a refreshing finish. Wonderful effort. 98p.

  • 98p
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