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Chateau Petrus Bordeaux Red Blend 1989 (1 x 750ml), Bordeaux, France.

$3,750

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Closed: 20/03/2018 9.00 PM AEDT

Wine Summary Image

The 11.5 hectare Petrus vineyard is planted to 100% Merlot. During the 1990’s and into the 2000’s, about 1/2 a hectare was reserved for Cabernet Franc, making the vineyard plantings about 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. However, the Cabernet Franc was not used in most vintages.

In fact, since, 1982, the variety has only been included every third or fourth year. Today, all the Cabernet Franc vines have been remove and replaced with Merlot. This is quite different than what Petrus was planted to in the 1960’s and 1950’s, and perhaps before that. In those days, Petrus was planted closer to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Divided into 12 separate parcels, the Petrus vineyard is situated at the top of the highest elevation on the Pomerol plateau. This offers natural drainage. More importantly, the vineyards of Petrus has a soil and terroir unique to the estate. The clay in the Petrus vineyard is what makes the wine so special and unique.

In fact, this type of clay does not exist in any other wine producing region in the world! Something else to consider that is only found at Petrus, for land devoted to the production of wine, Petrus is the only hill made entirely from clay. This is because clay usually erodes with time and falls to the bottom of the slopes, which is not the case with the soils of Petrus.

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Region:
FRA - Bordeaux
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

Very dark ruby with a broad band of brown. Funny richness on the nose. Liquorice, sweet palate start. Very, very succulent, tea roasted. Lots of tannin/minerals still buried in there. Game, note of menthol, very exotic. Rich and full. Wonderful length and sore-throat soothing potential.

Jancis Robinson - Tasted: 16 NOV 05 - Rating: 18.5

Winery Tasting Notes

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The style of Petrus is unique. It can be the most aromatically complex wine of Pomerol, filled with spice, coffee, cinnamon, chocolate, plums, dark cherries, truffles, wet earth and fresh flowers. In the best vintages, the texture is other worldly. It has a richness and viscosity, as well as silk and velvet feel that no other Bordeaux wine can offer.

Petrus requires time to develop. Even though it’s produced from 100% Merlot, Petrus is one of the longest lived Bordeaux wines. The best vintages of Petrus demand 20-30 years before they become fully mature and begin displaying their true essence.

Petrus is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Petrus is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Winery Profile

Little known 50 years ago, this château has seen the rise of a myth about the uniqueness of its wine. The wine’s inimatibility is due to many factors, first of all, an exceptional terroir - 40 meters above sea level, the highest point of the appellation - with a layer of heavy clay soil and an iron subsoil. These are ideal conditions for the expression of the Merlot grape. With such a special terroir, the approach in the vineyard and cellar is traditional and respectful.The work done in the vineyard is fastidious - severe pruning in the winter, regular ploughing, crop-thinning, de-leafing, manicuring the clusters in the summer - and allows the perfect ripening of the fruit. The grape are manually harvested within two afternoons and sorted before crush.

Fermentation is carried out gently, without any overextraction, in temperature-controlled concrete tanks. The blend, very often pure Merlot, is defined in December and the young wine is aged in 100% new oak barrels.

This property made famous by Madame Edmond Loubat and then by Monsieur Jean-Pierre Moueix, culminates at 130 feet on the plateau of Pomerol. Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix is responsible for the cultivation, vinification and aging as well as the export distribution of Petrus wines.

Other Information

  • 1989 vintage
  • 1 x 750mL unit
  • FRA - Bordeaux, Imported
  • Cork closure
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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
f.c - barangaroo NSW20/03/2018 8.57.35 PM AEDTAU $3,750 11
Y.D - hope island QLD16/03/2018 4.22.33 AM AEDTAU $3,700 10
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