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1998 Petrus Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS99
  • WA98
  • ST95

Reviews

WS99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
Green olives and blackberry jam, with hints of vanilla and Indian spices. Some dark chocolate too. Complex nose. Very full-bodied, with dense, dark fruits and a licorice undertone, yet the huge tannin structure is... Green olives and blackberry jam, with hints of vanilla and Indian spices. Some dark chocolate too. Complex nose. Very full-bodied, with dense, dark fruits and a licorice undertone, yet the huge tannin structure is polished and almost seamless. A massive and powerful wine, yet balanced and refined. Fantastic. Just a beautiful baby still.-'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2012. -JS
WA98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2001
The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated... The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds. Patience will definitely be required. Production was 2,400 cases, about 1,600 cases less than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040
ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2000
Saturated ruby-red. Multidimensional nose melds black raspberry, mulberry, toffee, minerals, rose petal and roasted oak. Great sweetness, volume and depth thick but magically light on its feet. Grows broader on the back... Saturated ruby-red. Multidimensional nose melds black raspberry, mulberry, toffee, minerals, rose petal and roasted oak. Great sweetness, volume and depth thick but magically light on its feet. Grows broader on the back half with no loss of shape. Firm underlying backbone is currently hidden by seamless fruit. Finishes with big but noble tannins and terrific grip and subtle persistence. This and the hugely concentrated L'Eglise-Clinet may well turn out to be the two top wines of the vintage.

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