Chateau Petrus Pomerol 2007

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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

External Reviews for Chateau Petrus Pomerol

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/12/2010

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Petrus 750ml


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/05/2010

92 points - Wine Spectator"This offers pure, subtle fruit, with blackberry, sliced mushroom and blueberry notes. Full-bodied and balanced, with silky tannins, a pretty finish and just the right amount of wood. Powerful for the vintage. Best after 2014." (03/10)90-93 points Robert Parker"Saturated ruby-red. Complex nose melds black raspberry, minerals, bitter chocolate and some enticing floral high tones. Very suave on entry, then densely packed and vibrant, with mouthcoating flavors of blackberry and licorice. Finishes with ripe, integrated tannins and lovely lingering violet perfume. " (May/June 08)


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

92 points - Wine SpectatorThis offers pure, subtle fruit, with blackberry, sliced mushroom and blueberry notes. Full-bodied and balanced, with silky tannins, a pretty finish and just the right amoun


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Bright red-ruby. Scented nose offers violet, minerals, menthol, tobacco leaf and pipe tobacco. The palate displays lovely subtle intensity and inner-mouth perfume, with precise flavors of red fruits, minerals and mint expanding and rising on the firm... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Petrus 750ml



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