Petrus

1999 Petrus Petrus

  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Pomerol
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Merlot
  • Packaging:
    Loose
  • Stock Location:
    France
€2,451
In stock (1)
 
Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 92 (Sep. 2019)

The 1999 Petrus was made by Jean-Claude Berrouet (his son Olivier was training at Haut-Brion at the time) and harvest was in early September. This has the best aromatics of any Pomerol that I have tasted alongside Lafleur, featuring lovely red berry fruit and black truffle, almost Burgundian in style and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of freshness and definition, touches of black truffle and sage infusing the red fruit. Perhaps the limitations of the growing season impinge upon the finish, which feels a little conservative in style, but this still ranks among the better Pomerols of the vintage. “Fine and delicate,” Oliver Berrouet remarked during the tasting, and I concur. Tasted from an ex- château bottle at the estate.