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Petrus 2018 Magnum

Bordeaux - Pomerol - Petrus

In original wooden case

Magnum 1,5L with wooden box
In stock

Free delivery from 300€ in Europe and from 1000 €/$ in USA

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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Merlot 100%


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 2018 Magnum.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
James Suckling
Wine Spectator
Vinous - A. Galloni
Jean-Marc Quarin

Description Petrus 2018 Magnum.

The 2018 vintage is the expression par excellence of the great Bordeaux vintages. This year is defined by two very distinct periods: a wet start to the season and a second particularly dry period from July. The vines thus took advantage of these conditions and by the end of September, the grapes were very concentrated with thick skins.

Blend of the 2018 vintage: 100% Merlot

The robe is a beautiful deep purple color, almost black.

On the nose, it expresses itself with a beautiful crescendo of black fruit and fresh jammy fruit notes, blackcurrant cream and rose petal, followed by truffle, dark chocolate and Sichuan pepper.

The attack in the mouth is mellow, revealing a smooth and immediately very concentrated wine. It delivers exquisite fruity and spicy flavors wrapped in a most elegant tannic structure. With great freshness and a touch bordering on perfection, it stretches out for a long time until a tasty and persistent finish. There are no words to describe such a wine.

Food and wine pairing:

Pétrus 2018 in magnum should be enjoyed with delicate dishes to be fully appreciated, such as a veal knuckle in ham crumbs with its sesame seed infused jus, a roast capon with foie gras and Albufera sauce, a rib of beef with porcini mushroom and parmesan cannelloni, or a just roasted Aveyron lamb with its parsley juice.

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

For dessert, enjoy it with a Grand Cru chocolate tart, a black forest or a crunchy praline entremet.

Ageing potential and tasting:

Pétrus 2018 in magnum is a nectar that has a very high aging potential, being able to wait in the cellar until 2060 without problems to reach its peak. Indeed, the large capacity of the format gives the wine a much greater potential for aging.

In order to enjoy it soon, it requires an adequate preparation. For this purpose, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature and open it. Otherwise, open it at least 6 to 7 hours before tasting.

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