Petrus

2008 Petrus Petrus

  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Pomerol
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Merlot
  • Packaging:
    Loose
  • Stock Location:
    France
€2,138
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Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 96 (2018 February)

The 2008 Pétrus has a classic Pomerol nose, perhaps darker fruit than other vintages, blackberry and briary, a touch of truffle and minerals. I love the definition here, the cool restraint. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a fine bead of acidity, chalky and tensile with moderate depth. There is a sense of composure, maybe even conservatism attached to this Pétrus that sports a mineral-driven and (at least for this Pomerol) almost austere finish compared to the 2009 or 2010. But it is a lovely wine that is only just beginning to open. Haunting.