Petrus, Pomerol
Petrus

Petrus, Pomerol, 2014


Destination

vintage

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Portfolio
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2014
1x75cl
DP
£3,363.20

2014
3x75cl
DP
£10,089.61

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2014
3x75cl
DP
£8,949.61

2014
3x75cl
DP
£9,414.61


Petrus, Pomerol, 2014

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

The 2014 Petrus is an outstanding wine, which is close in quality to the profound 2012. The 2012 at this stage would have the edge in terms of power and density, but the 2014 ranks as one of the most gentile and aristocratic wines we tasted this vintage. Produced from 100% Merlot on the exceptional and almost unique blue clay soils, this exudes class and nobility. There is a glorious yet understated intensity, vivid high-toned fruit, and earthy complexity, with notes of mulberries and decadent cherries; this is so polished with such a silky texture and fine grained tannins one almost misses them altogether. Texturally suave, profoundly complex, beautifully perfumed and with impeccable balance - this is a tour de force - a bringing together of exceptional terroir and understanding wine-making. A staggeringly beautiful Petrus.

Critics score


Score:
96

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Source:
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Date:
02/2024

Notes
Smoky, grilled depths of black cherry, damson, raspberry, fleshy yet reserved, stands out among the Pomerols for its subtle complexity, still plenty of give in those tannins, still a ton to reveal, revelling in its layers, grip and length, at once intense and concentrated and yet caressing in its tannic structure. A beautiful Petrus that shows why this wine can excel even in vintages that are more challenging for the appellation as a whole, but I would suggest holding on to it for a few more years yet. 50% new oak. Oliver Berrouet winemaker.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Producer:
Petrus

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Allergen Information:
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Petrus

Petrus

Although this estate can trace its origins back to Roman times, Petrus is a relative newcomer to Bordeaux’s top table. In fact, Pomerol as a whole was overlooked for centuries in favour of the Medoc. Petrus’ fortunes changed in the 1940s when the owner Madame Loubat signed a contract with Jean-Pierre Moueix to produce and distribute the wines. Throughout the 1960s, the Moueix family added to their stock until in 1969, they became the majority owners. In this same year Jean-François Moueix purchased an exceptional 12.5 acre parcel from neighbouring Château Gazin, taking the vineyard holdings to 11.5 hectares; relatively large by Pomerol standards.

The other name that is synonymous with Petrus is that of the Berrouets. In 1964 Jean Claude Berrouet took over as the winemaker, a position he held until 2008, when his son, Olivier took the reins. Over the intervening years, the reputation has grown and with it, so has the standing of Pomerol. Now, Petrus is quite rightly revered as the most exclusive wine of Bordeaux.

The vineyards are planted exclusively with Merlot, on the unique blue clay soils found in the south easterly corner of the commune. The wines are quite simply exquisite. They can be dense and monumental in grand vintages, but there is always a nobility, grace and balance that makes these a joy to drink at almost any stage of their evolution. Winemaking is gentle and respectful, sympathetic to the limitations and strengths of the given harvest, allowing the terroir to express the vintage conditions.

We feel very honoured to be one of the distributors for Petrus in the UK. As allocations are small, the wines are not offered on general release. If you are interested in buying Petrus en primeur, please speak to our sales team for more information.

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