Petrus Pomerol 1998 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
R82,500
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98
WA
Little known 50 years ago, this château has seen the rise of a myth about the uniqueness of its wine. The wine's inimitability 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.

Tasting notes:
'The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds. Patience will definitely be required. Production was 2,400 cases, about 1,600 cases less than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040.' – Robert M. Parker. Jr, Wine Advocate, 98/100

'The 1998 Petrus is the best Right Bank of the decade and here, against the 2000 and 2001, there is no contest. This is the business. It has a ripe, opulent and ineffably complex bouquet with brilliant definition and a sense of mineralité that is more common in a Burgundy Grand Cru. The palate is full-bodied with perfect balance and yet it knows that it does not need to grip the mouth, rather lavishes it in pure tensile red fruit. There is tension and electricity that effortlessly counters the density and opulence of this Pomerol, delivering a luxuriant hint of menthol on the finish. Astonishing. Tasted at the Petrus dinner at the Épure restaurant in Hong Kong.' – Neal Martin, Vinous.com, 98/100

'Alluring from the get-go, with layers of warmed raspberry, plum and boysenberry confiture pumping along, carried by a remarkably dense but creamy structure. The finish shows hints of rooibos tea, alder and singed pain d'épices, giving this impressive range. Seems like this is just getting warmed up.--Non-blind La Fleur-Pétrus vertical (December 2015). Best from 2020 through 2035.' – Wine Spectator, 97/100

More Information
Condition New
Drink to Long-term cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating WA 98
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