2012 PETRUS Magnum 2012

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SoDivin rating

95-100 / 100


2012 PETRUS Magnum 2012

Condition Good

Stock : 1 bottle
5 698,00 € tax incl. 4 748,33 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
19 / 20
Revue des Vins de France
Revue des Vins de France
98 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider


Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting, the 2012 Petrus demonstrated a forward, fruit-driven, ripe raspberry and wild strawberry bouquet underneath which lies graphite and forest floor aromas. It seems refined, understated, nonchalant even. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly savory opening, as if there was a tiny drop of Cabernet Franc. The tannins are fine but firm, the red fruit infused with cooked meat, black pepper and sage notes, although I was anticipating a finish armed with more body. That may well develop in time, yet it remains a regal Pomerol that will probably merit a higher score with bottle age, hence the plus-sign against the score. Tasted January 2016.

18 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(01-2016) Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Low key but well-integrated nose. Very sweet start with lots of flattery. Big and bold. Rich and just a little edginess and chewiness for the moment. Really needs time.

Vintage 2012
Rating 95-100
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Colour Red
Volume 1.50 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Petrus
Country France
Château informations

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..

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