112 Ratings
Chateau Petrus Pomerol

Wine Details







Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) This is elegant, fresh and structured, with its blackberry fruit shining right through the wood. Style trumps power in this wine.

Winemaker's Notes

Blend 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, average age of vines 43 years. 100% aged in new oak barrels. (very hard to find)

Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    (From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Very deep red; sweet oaky nose, immensely stylish, discreet; very rich and concentrated, dense, powerful, tight, lacks a little zip but very impressive, chocolatey; very good length.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1982 Vintage) "Dark ruby garnet. Intense tobacco, cedar, berry and blackberry. Full-bodied, silky, firm and fresh. Long. A beauty. One of the best bottles I have ever had.--Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now." "Given what I thought this wine would achieve, the 1982 Petrus has not turned out to be nearly as profound as expected. It reveals a certain herbaceousness, and there is significantly less concentration than I initially believed (too much filtration?) along with a cedary spiciness. Tasters who have had n...
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1998 Vintage) "The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds. Patience will definitely be required. Production...