Château Petrus, Ch. Petrus 1986

1,650.00 €

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Château Petrus, Ch. Petrus, 1986

1 x 0.750L
into neck
86 / 100 Robert Parker
This is another wine made during the period when Christian Moueix and his conservative oenologist, Jean-Charles Berrouet, were obviously harvesting very early and also, to my mind, doing entirely too much fining and filtration before the wine got in bottle. My cask tasting notes were significantly higher on all the vintages in the early to mid-eighties, but as most of the wines have aged in the bottle, they have become increasingly weedy, herbaceous, with Medoc-like austerity and excessive tannins for the meager fruit. The 1986 is showing medium ruby/garnet color with considerable amber at the edge. The indifferent bouquet offers up notes of roasted vegetables, Japanese green tea, some smoke, a hint of sweet cherry, and some loamy, earthy, almost mushroomy notes in the background. The wine is austere on the palate, with high tannin and moderate fruit. For Petrus, this is a major disappointment and continues to decline in quality.
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition, The Wine Advocate
92 / 100 Wine Spectator
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 wine.--Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now.
18 / 20 Jancis Robinson
Lively crimson. Much richer and sweeter than Le Pin. Not glorious, and even with a slightly metallic note. Still chewy and well behind the other two top Pomerols noted here in terms of evolution.
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