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1964 PETRUS 1964

Condition : Good

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99 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
A mammoth Petrus of stupendous extraction and power, this wine seems to be aging at a glacier pace. I suppose the 1975 is somewhat similar in style, with high levels of tannin and equally impressive levels of richness. This wine has a dark, murky garnet color with some orange and rust at the edge. The spectacular aromatics soar from the glass, offering up roasted herbs, espresso coffee, mocha, caramel, and plenty of jammy red and black fruits. A huge, viscous, spectacularly concentrated wine that is almost over the top in a style that even wine administrator Christian Moueix would probably find too big and intense for his more delicately styled taste. Nevertheless, lucky owners of this Petrus have decades of thrills still ahead of them. This is spectacular stuff! 
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96 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu September - 2007
Franck Dubourdieu
95 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
A wonderful example of old-school Petrus, that even though it is starting to fade, still offers a sultry, sensuous, truffle laden experience that coats and glides over your palate with layers of dark, sweet, opulently textured plums, cherries, spice, licorice, smoke, tobacco and spice.
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95 / 100
Falstaff January - 2004
Medium crimson garnet, broad flaking, yellow edge, delicately smoky on the nose, blackberry note, crisp and dense, very youthful, fresh, dark berries, delicate and long, fine touch of orange in the finish. Wonderful vintage representative.
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94 / 100
Wine Spectator February - 1991
Wine Spectator
A wonderful balance of copious tobacco and olive flavors and silky tannins. This is truly a mouthful, and, without a doubt, the best '64 produced in Bordeaux.
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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..