2018 Chateau Petrus
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13.5%)|
|Drink window||2025 - 2075|
The 2018 Petrus has retained its opaque purplish-black color after bottling, foreshadowing the seemingly frozen glacial pace at which this wine is progressing. It opens very reluctantly, requires a lot of air with vigorous rolling and after some hours awakens this giant of a wine. As it finally unfolds, it slowly transforms into a powerful, fantastically clean nose of preserved plums, tinned blackberries and blueberry compote, followed by nuances of melted licorice, dark chocolate, black truffles, iron ore and, later still, floral notes of lilac and rose oil. On the palate, the wine is taut, muscular with many, many layers of perfectly ripe black and blue fruit, exotic spices and earthy notions for which words simply fail. It will take a good 8-10 years to get going, then it's very likely to outlive us all, but you have to make sure you drink this one before you go.
This Petrus also comes directly from the Chateau. We always buy all our wines from the importers or chateaus so that authenticity can be checked and that we know for sure that these wines are always stored in good conditions .
Drinking Window: 2028-2080 - 100/100 Parker & Suckling
Château Pétrus is owned by the Moueix family and is located in Pomerol (Bordeaux). Château Pétrus makes the most famous merlot wine in the world! The vineyard with its 11.5 hectares is small but fine, and is planted with 95% merlot and 5% cabernet franc vines with an average age of 45 years. The soil consists of ferrous clay.
The Moueix family also owns Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Lagrange, Trotanoy, Hosanna (all Pomerol) and Château Magdeleine (Saint-Émilion). The grape pickers from all these domains jointly wait for the most favorable weather conditions, after which they all go to the Château Petrus vineyard and harvest within 1 to 2 days. The average annual production is only 2,500 boxes of 12 bottles - actually too little for the demand for these wines. The wines of Pétrus are among the most expensive, and also among the richest and most luxurious wines of Bordeaux. The fantastic taste experience is derived from the terroir, the excellent grape and the magnificent care by the team of Château Pétrus.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2025|
|James Suckling rating||100|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Flexible, Tannines|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|
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