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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.

1961 Petrus

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

RP  100   
ST  98   
WS  93   

1966 Petrus

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

MB  *****   
WS  93   

1966 Petrus

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

MB  *****   
WS  93   

1970 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; mid shoulder fill

RP  98   
MB  ***   

1982 Petrus

Capsule condition issue; base neck fill; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
WA  96   
WS  96   
RP  93   
ST  93   
JR  18+    

1982 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; base neck fill; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
WA  96   
WS  96   
RP  93   
ST  93   
JR  18+    

1982 Petrus

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

MB  *****   
WA  96   
WS  96   
RP  93   
ST  93   
JR  18+    

1983 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
10 weeks from purchase date
WS  93   
MB  ****   

1985 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
WS  93   

1985 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

MB  *****   
WS  93   

1986 Petrus

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

WS  96   
JR  18   
MB  ****   

1992 Petrus

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

RP  90   

1992 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; base neck fill; light label condition issue

RP  90   

1992 Petrus

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  90   

2003 Petrus

Light label condition issue

WS  98   
RP  95+    
ST  93+    
JR  18   

2004 Petrus

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
10 weeks from purchase date
RP  93   
WS  93   
ST  93+    
JR  17.5+    
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