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1995 Petrus Pomerol
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About Petrus

Chateau Petrus, from a prime vineyard on well-drained clay soil atop the Pomerol plateau, has for decades stood as the world's greatest example of Merlot. Petrus's rise to the top, however, was rather meteoric, happening all at once in the second half of the 20th century.

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1995 Petrus Pomerol

Producer: Petrus
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol

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96 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 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, 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!

97 Points | Wine Spectator
96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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In response to the first review
06/24/2004
by danrei
I must thank the first reviewer--I (or should I say, my mouth) had no idea that wines had attention spans. Now I know. Amazing. And oh, those oblong tannins. Got to watch those. They really bang up the mouth. Give me a break.
11/06/2002
by chard10087669
Big and brash with loads of currant, gooseberry, tobacco and Fig Newton. Gorgeous nose. Seems well balanced, but lacks focus and has short attention span. Opulent, oblong tannins. All in all, quite an interesting Pomerol, but could any wine live up to the price tag? Only for the confirmed (and deluded) snob. Buy a few cases of good California Cab. instead.

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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