1961 Petrus Bordeaux - 100 pts - 750ml

1961 Petrus Bordeaux - 100 pts - 750ml

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1961 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 1961
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 - 1961 Petrus Bordeaux - 100 Pts!! An estate only needs to produce a handful of wines such as the 1961 Petrus to garner an international following. Not surprisingly the 1961 Petrus was pure perfection. This fully mature wine possesses a port-like richness reminiscent of the 1947 Petrus and 1947 Cheval Blanc. The color revealed considerable amber and garnet but the wine is crammed with viscous thick over-ripe black-cherry mocha-tinged fruit flavors. Extremely full-bodied with huge amounts of glycerin and alcohol this unctuously-textured thick wine makes for an awesome mouthful. Imagine a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup laced with layers of coffee and cherry and encased in a shell of Valrhona chocolate! RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1961
Rating RP100
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer Petrus
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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