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Chateau Petrus Pomerol 1990

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Hugely expressive, seductive bouquet of black fruits, spice and cedarwood. Very opulent on the palate, really filling the mouth; tannins totally ripe, acidity in perfect balance with the fruit, glorious long finish. One of the wines of the vintage.

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Petrus:
  Château Petrus is one of the world’s most distinguished and prized wines. The winery is located in the eastern portion of Pomerol in the Bordeaux region of France. While Pomerol has never been granted “growth” classification status, Petrus is widely considered on par with other First Growth wines.    It may be hard to fathom, but for the first co... Read more
  Château Petrus is one of the world’s most distinguished and prized wines. The winery is located in the eastern portion of Pomerol in the Bordeaux region of France. While Pomerol has never been granted “growth” classification status, Petrus is widely considered on par with other First Growth wines.    It may be hard to fathom, but for the first couple of centuries of its existence, Petrus was a cheap, hard sell. The estate was under the management of the Arnaud family until 1925, when hotel owner Madame Edmond Loubat acquired sole ownership of the property. With consultation from negociant Jean-Pierre Moueix, they reinvented the entire winemaking process on the tiny 12 hectare vineyard to a precise science and raised the price of the wine to signify its value. Soon demand outweighed supply and one of the world’s first cult wines was born. Today it has a prominent place on the wine lists of the world’s top restaurants and fetches stratospheric numbers at auction houses, especially with older vintages.    With the passing of Madame Loubat in 1961, the entire estate was passed on to Mouiex. His sons Jean-Francois and Christian took over the production and all marketing aspects of the wine. In 2008, Olivier Berrouet, son of Petrus technical director Jean-Claude Berrouet, became principal winemaker.    The vineyard’s location in the highest point of Pomerol is made up of iron-rich clay soil, resulting in fruit with excellent mineral balance and aging potential. Petrus was one of the first vineyards to implement green-harvesting techniques, which keeps yields low and quality high. Before 1960, the wines were a blend of Merlot with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc. Since that time, the wine is now 100% Merlot, with two years’ aging in new oak barrels. Only 2,500 cases are produced in each vintage.  Read less
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External Reviews for Chateau Petrus Pomerol

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/11/2011

That hasnt changed. A classy wine thats almost as great as the awesome 89. Expressive and sophisticated, with wonderful ripe fruit and vanilla aromas. The palate is extremely silky with superb flavor concentration. Its very muscular but refined a... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Petrus 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

That hasn t changed. A classy wine that s almost as great as the awesome 89. Expressive and sophisticated with wonderful ripe fruit and vanilla aromas. The palate is extremely silky with superb flavor concentration. It s very muscular but refined and toned. Still too young to open.--Pitrus vertical. Best after 2007. 3 700 cases made. (JS) Wine Spectator.


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe phenomenally rich, well-endowed 1990 Petrus has been magical from the first time I tasted it in cask. The color is a dense, jammy plum/purple. The wine possesses a knock-out nose of black fruits intertwined with aromas of toasty new oak, caramel, and flowers. Massively rich and full-bodied, with slightly lower acidity and sweeter tannin than its older sibling, the 1989, the 1990 is an extraordinarily rich, seamless wine with layers of flavor, and a finish that lasts for nearly 45 seconds. Although it is remarkably accessible because of its voluptuous texture, this wine has not begun to develop secondary nuances. It should hit its peak in 10-15 years, and last for three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035.



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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Hugely expressive, seductive bouquet of black fruits, spice and cedarwood. Very opulent on the palate, really filling the mouth; tannins totally ripe, acidity in perfect balance with the fruit, glorious long finish. One of the wines of the vintage.

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