1990 Petrus

Petrus

99Average Score
Red
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 8 Marketplace
£3,758.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
Duty Paid
£3,758.00
6x75cl
  1. LA
    Label: Re-labelled
  2. CA
    Capsule: Re-capsuled
  3. CL
    Closure: Re-corked
  4. RE
    Reconditioned
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£24,952.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
99
Critic Notes

The 1990 Petrus remains incredibly young, one of the least evolved wines of the vintage (along with Montrose and Beausejour-Duffau). This dense ruby/purple-colored effort is beginning to hint at the massive richness and full-bodied intensity lurking beneath its wall of tannin. The vintage’s sweetness, low acidity, and velvety tannins are present in abundance, and the wine is massive in the mouth as well as incredibly pure and well-delineated. I thought it would be drinkable by now, but it appears another 5-10 years will pass before it begins to reach its plateau of maturity. This wine is capable of lasting at least four more decades. An incredible achievement! Release price: ($5000.00/case) Jun 2009, www.robertparker.com

Score: 100-/100Robert Parker

hat hasn't changed. A classy wine that's almost as great as the awesome '89. Expressive and sophisticated, with wonderful ripe fruit and vanilla aromas. The palate is extremely silky with superb flavor concentration. It's very muscular but refined and toned. Still too young to open.--Pétrus non-blind vertical. Best after 2007. 3,700 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2004

Score: 98-/100Wine Spectator
F+R Opinion
Petrus - "The Vinous Holy Grail"
** In our previous producer profiles we’ve focused on the five Bordeaux first-growths. Now, we turn our attention to the equally mighty Petrus, the star of Pomerol and producer of some of the world’s finest – and most expensive – wines. Fame and adoration Ask any wine-lover to name the world’s greatest fine wine, and the answer will invariably include ...
ON August 10, 2018
A Century of Petrus – The Definitive Vertical tasting 1998 - 1897
A tasting through the history of one of the world’s most iconic and collectible fine wines was an experience unlikely ever to be repeated. The opportunity to taste, compare and re-taste through 27 vintages of Petrus dating from 1998 through to 1897 has to be the single best opportunity to understand the Petrus profile. To examine its ability to age ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON January 25, 2019
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ON April 18, 2019
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ON March 15, 2013
Pomerol: A Tale of Two Vintages
We report from a visit by Pomerol Séduction, an organisation promoting eight top wines from the iconic Right Bank appellation in Bordeaux. On the tasting table were Bordeaux 2012s and 2015s - two very different vintages that both have stories to tell. As the scramble for this year’s En Primeur offerings from Bordeaux reached its climax last week, the FINE+RARE Team saw ...
ON June 28, 2016
Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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