PETRUS Négoce 1961
PETRUS Négoce 1961
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1961 PETRUS Négoce 1961

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(2-1996) 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!
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99 / 100
Acker Merrall and Condit, reputable wineseller in New York and Hong Kong (2012) Low and behold, the 1961 Petrus. It had been a while since I had had this legendary wine. It was great to see it live up to that reputation yet again. This was a ‘wow’ nose, deeper and more complex than anything else we had encountered so far. Its fruit was black as midnight, and it got another ‘wow’ from The Hedonist. It was so deep and complex in the nose, with oil, forest and menthol aromas. The ’61 just stayed in my mouth forever. It was so fresh, I could see it lasting another fifty years easily. Rich, thick and incroyable, this was as delicious as it gets, and ultimately most everyone’s wi ne of the weekend.
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5 / 5
Michael Broadbent November - 1994
Michael Broadbent
93 / 100
Wine Spectator
(4-1996) Tasted from magnum. A rich and opulent vintage of Pomerol's most acclaimed wine. It tastes subdued at first, but then the flavors warm up and turn deep and nicely mature. The texture is thick and chewy without being tough and the finish is long
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100 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
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Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Petrus

The Petrus estate derives its name from a village called "Petrus". Its history is recent and yet this wine is already a legend. Throughout the nineteenth century the area belonged to the Arnaud family. In 1925, a woman from the Libourne region, Ms. Loubat, takes shares in the property. Twenty years later she is the sole owner. Understanding that the wines of the Medoc sell for more than wines of Pomerol, in particular her wines, she did everything she could to take advantage of such a promising terroir.  In a few decades the myth was born. In 1961, Mrs Lacoste and Mr. Lignac, niece and nephew of Mrs. Loubat  inherit the estate.The vineyard is based on the highest hill of the designation, culminating at an altitude of 40 meters. The soil consists mainly of clay which  is well suited to Merlot which constitutes 95% of the plantings. The 12 hectares are the subject of constant work and a constant obsession with détail.  It is thought that Pétrus is more accessible to tasting than  some of its illustrious colleagues..