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Petrus

Although there is no official classification of the Pomerol, Petrus – located in the Pomerol appellation on the right bank of the Gironde River -- is nevertheless one of the most sought-after wines in the world. Because there is no physical château on the property, the wine is often called simply Petrus. The wine’s fame began in the 1940s, when several Petrus vintages won international acclaim. Since 2010 Petrus has been made nearly entirely of Merlot, though previous vintages included tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc. Owned since 1961 by the Moueix family, the estate’s small size means that very little wine is produced, which adds to the wine’s prestige and mystique. The estate’s vineyard management has also become highly disciplined in the relatively modern practice of vendage verte, the thinning out of young grapes to encourage better ripening in those that remain. Petrus includes 28.4 acres of vineyards. The vines are 35 years old on average an annual production is 25,000 to 30,000 bottles.

1967 Petrus

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  92   

1971 Petrus

Capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
MB  ****   
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1971 Petrus

Capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1971 Petrus

Capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1971 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1971 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1971 Petrus

Capsule condition issue; mid shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1971 Petrus

Capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; top shoulder fill; heavy label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1971 Petrus

Capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1971 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1971 Petrus

Capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  94   
MB  ****   

1979 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill; heavy label condition issue

WS  90   
JR  17   
MB  ****