1950 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

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  • WS 99

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 1994
Tasted 3 Times With Consistent NotesIt was the extraordinary 1950 Petrus along with the 1950 Lafleur first served to me years ago by Jean-Pierre Moueix that made me realize how spectacular this vintage must have been in... Tasted 3 Times With Consistent NotesIt was the extraordinary 1950 Petrus along with the 1950 Lafleur first served to me years ago by Jean-Pierre Moueix that made me realize how spectacular this vintage must have been in Pomerol. The wine is still a young mammothly-constituted Petrus that is less evolved than more recent knock-out vintages such as 1961. Massive and rich with spectacular color saturation and the sweet unctuous texture Petrus obtains in ripe years this wine will last for another 20-30 years.
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Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 1992
A truly great wine from an overlooked vintage. Amazingly young from its undeveloped ruby color to its fresh flavors. Captivating meaty cassis and berry aromas; full-bodied with tons of velvety fruit flavors and a long... A truly great wine from an overlooked vintage. Amazingly young from its undeveloped ruby color to its fresh flavors. Captivating meaty cassis and berry aromas; full-bodied with tons of velvety fruit flavors and a long finish. Superb.--Pétrus vertical. Drink now. Tasted Feb 1991
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1950

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Fermentation for Petrus is carried out gently, without any over extraction, in temperature controlled concrete tanks. The blend, typically pure Merlot, is defined in December and the wine is aged 18+ months in French oak barrels, 50% of which are new.

Petrus displays an intense color, a rich and complex nose and an opulent fruit. In great vintages, the wine can easily be kept 25 years or more.

Winery

Petrus

Little known 50 years ago, Petrus has become mythical for the uniqueness of its wine. The wine’s inimitability is due to many factors. Among them is an exceptional terroir—located 40 meters above sea level, the highest point of the appellation—with a layer of heavy clay soil and an iron subsoil.

These are ideal conditions for the expression of the Merlot grape and the iron-rich clay is relatively unique within the region. As a result, the 28 acre vineyard is planted only to Merlot. Average vine age is more than 50 years, and are allowed to reach 70 years before replanting.

The approach in the vineyard and cellar is traditional and respectful of the special terroir. The viticulture is fastidious—severe pruning in the winter, regular ploughing, crop-thinning, de-leafing, manicuring the clusters in the summer—and allows perfect ripening of the fruit. Grapes are manually harvested over just two days and sorted before crush.

Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix purchased half a share of Petrus in the early 1960s and are largely credited with its rise to fame. The company also owns many other properties in both Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, including Magdelaine, Belair-Monange, La Fleur-Petrus, Lafleur-Gazin, Lagrange, Latour a Pomerol, Hosanna, and Trotanoy.