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Petrus 2012

6 In-Stock 750ml
OWC
JS 98
WE 97
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Tasting Notes

JS98

This shows fabulous length with a chocolate, berry and mineral undertone. Licorice and currants too. Full body yet refined with seamless tannins. Goes on for minutes. It shows such amazing length and elegance. Depth. Phenomenal structure here, especially for the vintage. Reminds me of the 1998 or 1971, which were structured yet very fine.

WE97

Another great wine from Pétrus, this has enormous depths without losing any of the fruit or freshness of Merlot in 2012. It’s massive while also elegant, weighty, richly full-bodied and also structured. At this stage the wine does show some signs of wood aging, which will diminish as it ages. The fruitiness is deceptive because this wine demands aging. Drink from 2024.


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The Winery

Pétrus

The first historic documentation of the winery dates back to 1837, but didn’t find its current level of celebrity until the “great age of Pétrus” in 1945 with the end of World War II. Situated on the highest plateau in Pomerol, the soil is practically all black clay and ideal for their almost 30 planted acres of 95% Merlot. Hand harvest is only done in the afternoon once the morning dew has evaporated, and the wines are always aged in 100% new oak and unfiltered, producing wines with a gorgeous perfume, solid structure and aging abilities of up to 50 years in it best vintages. These are the wines that legends are made of. Pétrus finds its home on the unclassified Right Bank of Bordeaux in a modest two story farmhouse, yet produces wines that are the epitome of extravagant, lavish, and simply grand. Its magic is in the vines. Aesthetically, Pétrus is nowhere near the opulence of its Left Bank Château counterparts, but its wines tend to be even more expensive and rare than the First Growths.

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