Petrus

2017 Petrus Petrus

  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Pomerol
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Merlot
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 6
  • Stock Location:
    France
€2,310
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Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 95+ (2020 March)

Deceptively alluring a few months after bottling, the 2017 Petrus is attractive and nuanced, and yet I get the impression it is going through a rather awkward stage. Floral and blood orange overtones add freshness and inner perfume to a Petrus that will age more on finesse than power. Olivier Berrouet opted for longer skin contact than normal, about 30 days, with pumpovers of one volume of wine per day at the beginning of fermentation. Malolactic fermentation took place in steel. The 2017 spent about 14 months in oak and then four months in tank prior to being bottled in July 2019.