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Petrus 2016

Bordeaux - Pomerol - Petrus

Great wine of Pomerol

$5,616.83
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Merlot 100%
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Petrus

Petrus

Petrus, a myth among myths, no more, no less. The most famous cru of Bordeaux, born of an exceptional terroir combined with a unique and jealously guarded savoir-faire. In the 19th century, Domaine was founded by the Arnaud family, naming it after the first of the Popes.

In 1925, Edmonde Loubat acquired shares in Domaine, spotting its great potential. For 20 years, she promoted the wines, and in 1945 joined forces with Jean-Pierre Moueix, originally from Corrèze and head of his own trading house in Libourne.

Together, they relentlessly developed the reputation of Petrus, sharing the firm conviction that it would become the equal of the great Châteaux of Rive gauche. The wine became particularly popular in the United States, with Kennedy becoming its first ambassador. On the death of Edmonde Loubat in 1961, Jean-Pierre Moueix became sole owner and called on oenologist Jean-Claude Berrouet to take charge of vinification. Over the following decades, Petrus rose to the top of the hierarchy of great Bordeaux wines. 

Today, Jean-Pierre Moueix's sons and grandsons, Jean-François and Jean, are at the helm of Domaine, accompanied by Olivier Berrouet who has replaced his father in the cellar and continues to give birth to the Petrus style.

Today, Petrus reigns over an 11.5-hectare vineyard, planted on a 40-metre-high... See more ...

Critics Petrus 2016.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
100/100
James Suckling
100/100
Wine Spectator
96/100
Jancis Robinson
19/20
Vinous - A. Galloni
99/100
Jean-Marc Quarin
98/100

Description Petrus 2016.

The 2016 vintage in Bordeaux was a magnificent one from a viticultural perspective. The climatic conditions and the vine cycle were surprising. The weather in June was very favorable to a homogeneous flowering and then to a good start of vine growth. The dry and sunny summer, the slightly cooler nights of August and finally the beautiful late season of early September favored a good maturity of the grapes for an exceptional harvest.

Blend of the 2016 vintage: 100% Merlot.

The robe is a magnificent deep purple color, adorned with subtle garnet tints.

The nose is a real peacock's tail, offering a palette of black fruit, crème de cassis, truffle and violet aromas, sublimated by roasted cocoa and black tea.

The attack in the mouth is silky, giving way to a velvety texture that evolves meticulously on a lot of freshness and amplitude. It delivers flavors of stewed red and black fruits as well as peppery spices, carried by vibrantly elegant tannins. They carry it through to a finish that is long and breathtaking. A Pomerol that is simply unlike any other.

Food and wine pairing:

Pétrus 2016 must be enjoyed with delicate foods to be fully appreciated, such as Braised beef chuck with parsnip aligot and cheese, stuffed veal medallions, five-spice marinated pork tenderloin, or herb-roasted rack of Pauillac suckling lamb with its aromatic jus.

For a match with cheese, choose pressed and uncooked cheeses: cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme de Savoie.

For dessert, enjoy it on a praline dome, an opera cake or a half-sphere with raspberry mousse and a two-chocolate shell.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Pétrus 2016 is a nectar with great aging potential, able to wait in the cellar until 2045 without problems to reach its peak.

However, it can be enjoyed now if properly prepared. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature and to open it. Otherwise, open and decant the bottle at least 6 to 7 hours before tasting.

The bottles should be kept in the cellar, protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

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