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Chateau Petrus Pomerol 1995

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Very full in colour and still very youthful looking. Discreet and compact on the nose though a touch closed up. Full-bodied tannic and very rich on the palate with an exceptionally long and powerful finish. Going through adolescence at present and certainly needs more time but at the present shows immense promise

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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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01/11/2008

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/21/2011

It is interesting how this wine continues to evolve. Unquestionably one of the vintages superstars, the 1995 Petrus is taking on a personality similar to the extraordinarily backward, muscular 1975. This is not a Petrus that can be approached in its... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Petrus 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Saturated red-ruby color. Knockout aromas of black raspberry melted toffee minerals and smoky oak. Explosively spicy mulberry-flavored fruit builds and builds in the mouth. Harmonious acidity gives this extremely rich large-scaled Petrus great balance for aging. Finishes with substantial but thoroughly ripe tannins and palate-staining length. At this early stage I rate this wine a hair behind the supernal 90 but ahead of the 89. Most of the 95 Moueix wines I tasted seemed a bit stunted by the bottling but not this one! Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/06/2010

The 1995 Petrus boasts an opaque purple color followed by a sensational jammy nose of black fruits and spices. This monstrous, over-sized wine is oozing with extract, glycerin, and jammy fruit, yet it... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Petrus 750ml



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Very full in colour and still very youthful looking. Discreet and compact on the nose though a touch closed up. Full-bodied tannic and very rich on the palate with an exceptionally long and powerful finish. Going through adolescence at present and certainly needs more time but at the present shows immense promise

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