1995 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 97
  • WA 96
  • IWC 96
  • NM 95

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WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
This is like a genie in the bottle. Fascinating yet subtle aromas of blackberry minerals fresh flowers and Spanish cedar. Full-bodied with wonderful layers of ultrafine tannins. It coats your mouth and tantalizes your... This is like a genie in the bottle. Fascinating yet subtle aromas of blackberry minerals fresh flowers and Spanish cedar. Full-bodied with wonderful layers of ultrafine tannins. It coats your mouth and tantalizes your palate. A gorgeous thing all around.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010. 3200 cases made. -JS
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 1998
It is interesting how this wine continues to evolve. Unquestionably one of the vintage's superstars the 1995 Petrus is taking on a personality similar to the extraordinarily backward muscular 1975. This is not a Petrus... It is interesting how this wine continues to evolve. Unquestionably one of the vintage's superstars the 1995 Petrus is taking on a personality similar to the extraordinarily backward muscular 1975. This is not a Petrus that can be approached in its youth (i.e. the perfect duo of 1989 and 1990). The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color followed by a knock-out nose of pain grille jammy black fruits and roasted coffee. On the palate it possesses teeth-staining extract levels massive body and rich sweet black fruits buttressed by powerful noticeable tannin. A formidably endowed wine with layers of extract this is a huge tannic monstrous-sized Petrus that will require a minimum of 10 years of cellaring. Forget all the nonsense about Merlot producing sweet soft ready to drink wines because low yielding old Merlot vines made in the way of Petrus and other top Pomerols frequently possess as much aging potential as any great Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine in the world. Look for the 1995 Petrus to last for 50+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2050. - Robert Parker
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 1998
Saturated red-ruby color. Knockout aromas of black raspberry melted toffee minerals and smoky oak. Explosively spicy mulberry-flavored fruit builds and builds in the mouth. Harmonious acidity gives this extremely rich... Saturated red-ruby color. Knockout aromas of black raspberry melted toffee minerals and smoky oak. Explosively spicy mulberry-flavored fruit builds and builds in the mouth. Harmonious acidity gives this extremely rich large-scaled Petrus great balance for aging. Finishes with substantial but thoroughly ripe tannins and palate-staining length. At this early stage I rate this wine a hair behind the supernal '90 but ahead of the '89. Most of the '95 Moueix wines I tasted seemed a bit stunted by the bottling but not this one!
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2010
Poured at lunch with Jean-Francois Moueix and Jean-Claude Berrouet, this is a beautiful Petrus that has reached its drinking plateau. The nose is generous, very expressive, blossoming with black fruits, cooked meats, a... Poured at lunch with Jean-Francois Moueix and Jean-Claude Berrouet, this is a beautiful Petrus that has reached its drinking plateau. The nose is generous, very expressive, blossoming with black fruits, cooked meats, a touch of hung game and leather, some roasted chestnut developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, you could say almost rustic tannins, which merely adds to the charm. It has certainly softened over the last five years, dried herbs towards the complex, sensuous finish. I am not sure this will turn out to be a long-lived Petrus, but it is adorable all the same. Drink now-2022.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1995

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.