1998 Petrus Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 99
  • WA 98
  • IWC 97

Reviews for 1998 Petrus Bordeaux Blend

WS 99
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 polished... 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
WA 98
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 and... 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 2400 cases about 1600 cases less than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040
IWC 97
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 half... 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.