1947 Petrus Bordeaux - 100 pts - 750ml

1947 Petrus Bordeaux - 100 pts - 750ml

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1947 Petrus Bordeaux - 100 Pts!

Petrus is easily Pomerol's most important wine, and is one of the most notable estates in Bordeaux. The Merlot-based wine comes from an 11.4-hectare (28-acre) vineyard in the eastern part of the Pomerol appellation, and is known for being rich and powerful, with characteristics of chocolate, spice and black fruit. Petrus is one of the world's most collectable and expensive wines.

The original 7-hectare (17-acre) vineyard is located on a mound where the soil is almost all clay, unlike nearby properties where there is more gravel or sand in the soil. The high clay content is particularly suitable for Merlot – a unique second layer of dense blue clay forces root systems to spread sideways. This feature is often credited with giving Petrus its soft but abundant tannins. The remaining vineyard was acquired from neighboring Château Gazin in 1969.

     


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1947
Rating RP100
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer Petrus
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1947
Rating RP100
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer Petrus
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP100 - 1947 Petrus Bordeaux - 100 Pts! Wine of the Century? Drunk twice in the last three months believe me I know how lucky I am the 1947 Petrus is the most decadent wine of the century. While not as port-like asthe 1947 Cheval Blanc it is a massive unctuously-textured viscous wine with amazing power richness and sweet fruit. The nose explodes from the glass offering jammy fruit smoke and buttery caramel scents. The wine's viscosity is reminiscent of 10-W-40 motor oil. It is so sweet thick and rich one suspects a spoon could stand upright. The wine is loaded with dream-like quantities of fruit as well as high alcohol but there is no noticeable tannin. At two tastings a chateau-bottled offering in New York and a Belgian bottling in Bordeaux the only difference I noted was that the Belgian-bottled wine was slightly more evolved. While drinkable now given its amazing fruit extract and high levels of glycerin and alcohol it is capable of lasting two more decades. RP Please call us to finalize all arrangements for this item.

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