Château Pétrus Pomerol 2008

$3,999.00
Save $1,000.00 (25%)
$2,999.00

SKU 10335

750ml

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The most sought after, most celebrated wine of Bordeaux ... Pétrus ... situated on a small plot of clay in the middle of Pomerol's plateau, the tiny 28.4 acre vineyard is immaculately and carefully tended to by Christian Moueix and his team. Most vintages of Pétrus are made of 100% Merlot.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Brand Château Pétrus
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateIt is hard to call Petrus a "sleeper of the vintage," but the 2008 will merit more attention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in only 25,000 bottles of this beauty. A wine of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 25-30+ years.

Robert Parker, May 2011
  • we97

Wine EnthusiastGorgeous, smooth wine, perhaps even more intense than in past vintages. The tannins are totally enveloped by the ripe plum and damson fruits. Complex, powerful, layered and opulent, this is a wine for the long term.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2011
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorThis has texture and range that's a step up from the pack, with a gorgeous, silky feel to the ripe but restrained cherry, raspberry and damson plum notes that are layered with hints of black tea, incense and mineral. The long finish is more about poise than power. Lovely. Drink now through 2020.

James Molesworth, April 30, 2011