“It is interesting how this wine continues to evolve. Unquestionably one of the vintage’s superstars, the 1995 Pétrus is taking on a personality similar to the extraordinarily backward, muscular 1975.
This is not a Pétrus that can be approached in its youth (i.e., the perfect duo of 1989 and 1990). The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, followed by a knock-out nose of pain grille, jammy black fruits, and roasted coffee.
On the palate, it possesses teeth-staining extract levels, massive body, and rich, sweet black fruits buttressed by powerful, noticeable tannin. A formidably endowed wine with layers of extract, this is a huge, tannic, monstrous-sized Pétrus that will require a minimum of 10 years of cellaring.
Forget all the nonsense about Merlot producing sweet, soft, ready to drink wines, because low yielding, old Merlot vines made in the way of Petrus and other top Pomerols frequently possess as much aging potential as any great Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine in the world. Look for the 1995 Pétrus to last for 50+ years.”
~ Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Colour: Opaque ruby purplish color
Aroma: Fascinating yet subtle aromas of blackberry, minerals, fresh flowers and Spanish cedar.
Palate: Full-bodied, with wonderful layers of ultrafine tannins. It coats your mouth and tantalizes your palate. A gorgeous thing all around. (JS)
Grape Varieties: Merlot 100%
Awards: 97pts – Vinous; 97pts – Wine Spectator; 96pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 96pts – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
At the highest point in the appellation, Pétrus sits on the Pomerol plateau. In addition to ideal positioning, the vineyard has a unique subsoil rich with iron. A star of an excellent vintage.
History of Petrus
Pétrus is a Bordeaux, France, wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern border to Saint-Émilion. A small estate of just 11.4 hectares (28 acres), it produces a red wine entirely from Merlot grapes (since the end of 2010), and produces no second wine. The estate belongs to Jean-François Moueix and his children. Petrus is easily Pomerol’s most important wine, and is one of the most notable estates in Bordeaux. It is widely regarded as the outstanding wine of the appellation and is known for being rich and powerful, with characteristics of chocolate, spice and black fruit.
Petrus is one of the world’s most collectable and expensive wines.