1961 Petrus Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • WA 100
  • IWC 98
  • WS 93

Reviews for 1961 Petrus Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1996
An estate only needs to produce a handful of wines such as the 1961 Petrus to garner an international following. Not surprisingly the 1961 Petrus was pure perfection. This fully mature wine possesses a port-like... An estate only needs to produce a handful of wines such as the 1961 Petrus to garner an international following. Not surprisingly the 1961 Petrus was pure perfection. This fully mature wine possesses a port-like richness (reminiscent of the 1947 Petrus and 1947 Cheval Blanc). The color revealed considerable amber and garnet but the wine is crammed with viscous thick over-ripe black-cherry mocha-tinged fruit flavors. Extremely full-bodied with huge amounts of glycerin and alcohol this unctuously-textured thick wine makes for an awesome mouthful. Imagine a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup laced with layers of coffee and cherry and encased in a shell of Valrhona chocolate! The notes for this wine are taken from the description of Series III - Flight D of the 1995 tasting conducted in Munich by Helga and Hardy Rodenstock.
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Deep red-ruby color with an amber edge. Utterly singular perfumed high-pitched aromas of loganberry cherry and flowers. An awesomely concentrated wine of huge power and depth. Chewy with extract and wonderfully sweet and... Deep red-ruby color with an amber edge. Utterly singular perfumed high-pitched aromas of loganberry cherry and flowers. An awesomely concentrated wine of huge power and depth. Chewy with extract and wonderfully sweet and rich. Shows the strong iron note I often get from merlot on the Pomerol plateau along with superripe suggestions of cherry liqueur and dark chocolate. Finishes with great grip and length and a bit less sweetness than the middle palate would suggest. Drink now through 2020.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 1996
Tasted from magnum. A rich and opulent vintage of Pomerol's most acclaimed wine. It tastes subdued at first but then the flavors warm up and turn deep and nicely mature. The texture is thick and chewy without being tough... Tasted from magnum. A rich and opulent vintage of Pomerol's most acclaimed wine. It tastes subdued at first but then the flavors warm up and turn deep and nicely mature. The texture is thick and chewy without being tough and the finish is long.