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. 1971 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1971 Petrus
    97
    VM
    This bottle of 1971 Petrus is perhaps the best that I have encountered, completely overawing the 1970 served alongside. It boasts a gorgeous bouquet with delineated red berry fruit..." Learn More
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    As low as $5,450.00
  2. 1980 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1980 Petrus
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    As low as $3,020.00
  3. 1983 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1983 Petrus
    93
    WS
    What you'd expect from such a legendary estate. Wonderful palate impression with silky, rich fruit. Plenty of blackberry and chocolate character, has a full body and medium finish...." Learn More
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    As low as $3,805.00
  4. 1985 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1985 Petrus
    93
    WS
    Another superb bottle from Pétrus. Solid as a rock with mint, raspberry, cherry and tar character, full body and firm tannins. Needs time. Try after 1998.--The Bordeaux 50.W..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,815.00
  5. 1986 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1986 Petrus
    92
    WS
    Dark red, with an amber edge. Aromas of chocolate, stewed berries, Merlot and raisins. Full-bodied, velvety and rich. Lovely palate. Delicious now, but will hold on. An autumnal wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $3,805.00
  6. 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 $4,590.00
  7. 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
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    As low as $3,960.00
  8. 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 $4,840.00
  9. 1996 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1996 Petrus
    94
    WS
    Wild aromas of crushed fruit, forest flower and wild mushrooms. Full-bodied, with incredibly velvety tannins that go on and on. Lovely and exciting fruit. Gorgeous, seductive wine...." Learn More
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    As low as $5,240.00
  10. 1999 petrus Bordeaux Red
    1999 Petrus
    95
    DEC
    The velvety texture is clear even on the nose, with truffle and chocolate shavings giving a mouthwatering opener. This is a lighter-framed Petrus than the 1998 but still one that p..." Learn More
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    As low as $10,545.00
  11. 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 $5,570.00
  12. 2002 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2002 Petrus
    93
    WS
    Gorgeous subtle aromas of crushed raspberries and light vanilla, with hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with wonderfully seductive, silky tannins. Beautiful slinky finish. P..." Learn More
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    As low as $4,695.00
  13. 2005 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2005 Petrus
    100
    AG
    The 2005 Petrus is dazzling. Rich, ample and explosive, the 2005 possesses magnificent density from start to finish. An exotic mélange of cedar, blood orange, spicebox, mint..." Learn More
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    As low as $6,089.00
  14. 2008 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2008 Petrus
    97
    RP
    It is hard to call Petrus a “sleeper of the vintage,” but the 2008 will merit more attention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare r..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $5,280.00
  15. 2018 petrus Bordeaux Red
    2018 Petrus
    100
    AG
    The 2018 Petrus is every bit as grand as I thought it could be. A wine with no start and no end, the 2018 envelops all the senses from the very first taste. It is at times intellec..." Learn More
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    As low as $7,910.00
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