Petrus Wines

Petrus Wines

Pétrus is One of the Most Expensive Wine in all of Bordeaux


Now known as the most expensive wine in all of Bordeaux, Pétrus once had a very humble beginning. When compared to the top Bordeaux wines in the Medoc, Château Pétrus was relatively new, with first references going back to the mid-18th century. However, Pétrus remains one of the earliest established vineyards in Pomerol. Apart from the famous Petrus wine, Pomerol is also the home of two other most expensive vin de pays in all of Bordeaux - Lafleur and Le Pin. When it comes to Pétrus vineyards, the 11.5-hectare vineyard is planted to almost 100% Merlot. If another type of grape is included, plantings are 5% Cabernet Franc. What makes this wine so special is the 40 million years old blue clay that doesn’t exist in any other wine producing region in the world. The clay of Pétrus produces grapes with the highest level of tannins in the entire Pomerol region, that are, at the same time, among the softest in texture. The style of Pétrus is above all, aromatically complex. The vin de pays is nearly a pure Merlot filled with spice, coffee, cinnamon, dark chocolate, plums, cherries, truffles, earth, and fresh flowers. Its soft and velvety tannins give the wine richness and viscosity, as well as silk and smooth feel that no other Bordeaux can offer. In order to develop such rich and full-bodied taste, Pétrus requires a lot of time to develop. The best Pétrus vintages demand 20 to 30 years of aging to fully mature and display their true essence. You only need to taste Petrus once to understand why wealthy wine lovers and connoisseurs pay thousands of dollars for a single bottle.
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  1. 1973 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1973 Petrus
    91
    VM
    Winemaker and Pomerol deity Jean-Claude Berrouet has often told me how he considers the 1975 Pétrus as his first success, the preceding vintages more trial and error. (Those..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,950.00
  2. 1975 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1975 Petrus
    98
    RP
    One of the most rustic and powerful Petrus of the last 25 years, this wine still has a murky garnet/plum/purple color, a gorgeous nose of overripe black cherries, mocha, caramel, c..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,930.00
  3. 1979 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1979 Petrus
    90
    WS
    A rather hard wine, with a firm backbone of silky tannins and sweet black olive, vanilla and berry aromas and flavors.--Pétrus vertical. Best from 1992 through 1995. Wine Sp..." Learn More
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    As low as $2,755.00
  4. 1980 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1980 Petrus
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  5. 1981 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1981 Petrus
    90
    WS
    A bit tough, but there's very ripe and velvety fruit underneath the armor. Offers classic aromas of black olives, berries and smoke; full-bidied, with tough tannins and a long fini..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,245.00
  6. 1982 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1982 Petrus
    96
    WS
    Dark ruby garnet. Intense tobacco, cedar, berry and blackberry. Full-bodied, silky, firm and fresh. Long. A beauty. One of the best bottles I have ever had.--Bordeaux retrospective..." Learn More
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    As low as $7,515.00
  7. 1983 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1983 Petrus
    91
    WS
    Rather tough for Pétrus, with rich, meaty olive aromas. Full-bodied, with a tight but deep structure and ample tannins. Needs time.--Pétrus vertical. Best from 1995 t..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,440.00
  8. 1985 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1985 Petrus
    97
    WS
    A truly amazing example from this fine estate. This wine has everything: tons of vanilla, chocolate, tobacco and violet aromas and flavors, with an iron backbone. This will age for..." Learn More
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    As low as $4,255.00
  9. 1987 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1987 Petrus
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    As low as $2,655.00
  10. 1988 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1988 Petrus
    95
    WS
    Subtle yet rich aromas of grilled meat, black olive and dark red fruits. Full-bodied, very soft and silky, with ultrarefined tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. The quality of t..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,440.00
  11. 1990 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1990 Petrus
    100
    JS
    This is a legend and lives up to it. Dense and opulent with layers of ripe, powerful, pure and rich fruit across the board. I have been lucky enough to drink this a number of times..." Learn More
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    As low as $7,680.00
  12. 1994 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1994 Petrus
    93
    RP
    After several uninspiring efforts between 1978 and 1988, it is irrefutable that Christian Moueix and his flagship estate, Petrus, have rebounded with a vengeance, producing a bevy ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $3,600.00
  13. 1995 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1995 Petrus
    97
    VM
    The 1995 Petrus is one of the finest vintages of the decade, a silver medal behind the brilliant 1998. This bottle might well constitute the best that I have encountered. It has a ..." Learn More
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    As low as $4,420.00
  14. 1998 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1998 Petrus
    100
    DEC
    Richly-scented like you wouldn't believe, earthy truffle, undergrowth, black olive and rosemary fill the glass as your nose hovers over it, and don't let up right through the palat..." Learn More
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    As low as $5,560.00
  15. 2000 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2000 Petrus
    100
    RP
    A prodigious Petrus, this wine has that extra level of intensity and complexity that is monumental. The magic is clearly Petrus, and the 2000 will always be an interesting vintage ..." Learn More
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    As low as $8,090.00
  16. 2001 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2001 Petrus
    98
    W&S
    No written review provided | 98 W&SThere’s not many 2001s I know of that will compete with the 2001 Chateau Petrus. Still youthfully ruby in color, it offers an incredibly co..." Learn More
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    As low as $4,320.00
  17. 2003 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2003 Petrus
    98
    WS
    Extraordinary nose of berry, chocolate and flowers. Amazing, jaw-dropping quality. Full-bodied, with supersilky, seductive tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Out of this ..." Learn More
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    As low as $12,015.00
  18. 2010 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2010 Petrus
    100
    JS
    This a Petrus with extraordinary balance and depth. It shows such elegance in the nose with complexity of black olives, dark fruits, and flowers. The palate is full and ultra-velve..." Learn More
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    As low as $5,899.00
  19. 2012 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2012 Petrus
    98
    JS
    This shows fabulous length with a chocolate, berry and mineral undertone. Licorice and currants too. Full body yet refined with seamless tannins. Goes on for minutes. It shows such..." Learn More
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    As low as $4,090.00
  20. 2017 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2017 Petrus
    98+
    RP
    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Petrus comes galloping out of the glass with bold, expressive notions of Black Forest cake, blueberry preserves and Christmas pudding with nua..." Learn More
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    As low as $4,255.00
  21. 2018 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2018 Petrus
    100
    JS
    This wine leaves me speechless. It has so much intensity and density with fantastic ripe fruit with spices, dark berries and walnuts and hazelnuts Currants and licorice. Violets an..." Learn More
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    As low as $7,515.00
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