1989 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • WS 100
  • IWC 95

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
his wine is more tightly knit more tannic but every bit the blockbuster concentrated effort that its younger sibling the 1990 is. It seems to need more coaxing from the glass but the color is virtually identical a dense... his wine is more tightly knit more tannic but every bit the blockbuster concentrated effort that its younger sibling the 1990 is. It seems to need more coaxing from the glass but the color is virtually identical a dense ruby/purple with no lightening at the edge. In the mouth the wine cuts a broad swath with spectacular intensity richness massive concentration and high levels of tannin yet the wine is fabulously well-delineated and like its sibling the 1990 has a finish that goes on for nearly a minute. It does not seem to be quite as evolved as the 1990 and my instincts suggest there is a bit more tannin but both are as prodigious as Petrus can be. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040. -Bordeaux Book 4th Edition
WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2004
I have always loved this wine. It's a giant yet also sophisticated and reserved. Still dark-ruby colored with beautiful aromas of fruits and spices. Full-bodied with opulent fruit and a depth of flavor that lasts for... I have always loved this wine. It's a giant yet also sophisticated and reserved. Still dark-ruby colored with beautiful aromas of fruits and spices. Full-bodied with opulent fruit and a depth of flavor that lasts for minutes on the palate. Loads of tobacco and fruit.--Pétrus non-blind vertical. Best after 2010. -JS
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2002
Full deep red. Flamboyant aromas of red berry liqueur earth truffle and exotic woodsmoke. Hugely sweet and fat with great ripeness and opulence and marvelous chewy depth. Finishes with huge but ripe tongue-dusting tannins... Full deep red. Flamboyant aromas of red berry liqueur earth truffle and exotic woodsmoke. Hugely sweet and fat with great ripeness and opulence and marvelous chewy depth. Finishes with huge but ripe tongue-dusting tannins and fabulous persistence. Drink 2005 to 2025.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1989

Label

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.