Chateau Petrus 1988

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Price: $1,152.99
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Item No. 6278
  • WS95
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WE96
  • ST94
  • JS94
  • 2007
  • ST93
  • WS92
  • RP92
  • 2005
  • WS100
  • RP96
  • ST96
  • 2001
  • W&S98
  • WS95
  • RP95
  • 1998
  • RP98
  • 1966
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

Bordeauxs most intensely concentrated, richly flavored and unique red wine. An incredible power, depth and richness yet a remarkable balance with penetrating aromas of ripe mulberry, black currant and fruit and spicy vanilla oak, setting it apart from all Bordeauxs finest wines.

Critical Acclaim

"Subtle yet rich aromas of grilled meat, black olive and dark red fruits. Full-bodied, very soft and silky, with ultrarefined tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. The quality of the tannins is beautiful and the complexity of fruit, earth and spices is impressive. Drinking this is like listening to Mozart. '88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 3,500 cases made. "
95 Points

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Learn About Chateau Petrus Map ItMap It

Little known 50 years ago, this chateau has seen the rise of a myth about the uniqueness of its wine. The wine"s inimatibility 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...

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Learn About Pomerol

POH-mehr-all Small and Seductive It's a tiny region, and it has no classification system. But the wines produced from Pomerol can be sensuous and life-changing. Here lies Chateau Petrus, one of the most expensive and sought-after wines of the world - many vintages commanding prices higher than the first-growth chateaux of the Medoc. The area is all vines, with no real town...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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Petrus displays an intense color, a rich and complex nose and an opulent fruit. In great vintages, the wine can ...
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