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Chateau Petrus Pomerol 2017

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Though Château Pétrus is just a small estate of less than 30 acres, their reputation in Pomerol and all of Bordeaux is that of a giant. The originial cult wine– Pétrus has gained enormous fame in the last few decades. Along with Chateau Le Pin, there are no more expensive or sought after bottles than that of Pétrus.

The Chateau chooses to focus only on this one wine– nothing else, producing a 100% Merlot marvel from the plateau of their cherished, legendary Pomerol vineyard. Their wines are a true work of art– balance and precision, force and finesse always completely flawless.

I’ve been lucky enough to receive three bottles to sell from the extraordinary 2017 bottling. 98 points from Wine Spectator and James Suckling, 98+ from Robert Parker if scores even matter for something this rare and this good. It’s a once in a lifetime kind of wine.

Original price was: $3,000.00.Current price is: $2,500.00.

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98+ Pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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 nuances of molten chocolate, Chinese five spice, candied violets, licorice and kirsch plus wafts of roses and cinnamon stick. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and fantastically concentrated, the palate has compelling freshness and a solid base of wonderfully ripe, velvety tannins, finishing very long and opulent. The aromatics at this youthful stage are atypical for Petrus and quite stunning—this 2017 is a bombshell! Furthermore, it is a unique style for this estate and one avid collectors should seek out!

98 Points, Wine Spectator
This delivers a torrent of pure, unadulterated raspberry fruit that extends effortlessly through the finish, while hints of incense, mineral and rooibos tea glisten tantalizingly throughout. Shows terrific cut and precision, with eye-catching detail. Drink now through 2040.

98 Points, James Suckling
I love the aromatics to this with crushed berries, violets and black olives. Hints of vanilla and some caramel. Decadent. Full-bodied and round with very creamy tannins that melt into the wine. It starts off slowly and and then kicks off a few seconds later. The tannins are extremely polished and refined. Hard not to drink now, but wait. Try after 2025.

98+ Pts, Parker’s Wine Advocate – 98 Pts, Wine Spectator

“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 nuances of molten chocolate, Chinese five spice, candied violets, licorice and kirsch plus wafts of roses and cinnamon stick. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and fantastically concentrated, the palate has compelling freshness and a solid base of wonderfully ripe, velvety tannins, finishing very long and opulent. The aromatics at this youthful stage are atypical for Petrus and quite stunning—this 2017 is a bombshell! Furthermore, it is a unique style for this estate and one avid collectors should seek out!” –The Wine Advocate

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