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Pétrus 1970

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Tasting Notes

The dark garnet, rust-rimmed 1970 Petrus has developed magnificently over the last 4-5 years. Tight and reserved early in life, it has blossomed into a true blockbuster. This massive, highly-extracted, full-bodied, jammy, thick, unctuously-textured wine possesses a huge, spice, tobacco, black cherry, mocha-scented nose. It is a real turn-on. The wine is fully mature, but it has at least 20 years of life remaining. This spectacular Petrus is now superior to the 1971, which out-performed it for nearly two decades. Owners of this wine have a true nectar in their cellars. Last tasted 6/96

Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (103), February 1996
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