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Pétrus 1990

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux1990Pétrus New

Non OWC, high fill, very slightly stained label

DM1139,000.00
33,000.00
bt100 RP111000100.00100.00Petrus310
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Tasting Notes

The 1990 Petrus remains incredibly young, one of the least evolved wines of the vintage (along with Montrose and Beausejour-Duffau). This dense ruby/purple-colored effort is beginning to hint at the massive richness and full-bodied intensity lurking beneath its wall of tannin. The vintage's sweetness, low acidity, and velvety tannins are present in abundance, and the wine is massive in the mouth as well as incredibly pure and well-delineated. I thought it would be drinkable by now, but it appears another 5-10 years will pass before it begins to reach its plateau of maturity. This wine is capable of lasting at least four more decades. An incredible achievement! Drink 2014-2054.

100
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (183), June 2009
18.37
Group Tasting, Blind 1990 Tasting, September 2000
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100
Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, July 2008
100
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

The wine is phenomenally rich and well-endowed, with that sweet innercore of fruit that possesses layers of intensity. The colors are nearly opaque purple, and the noses are similar, with offerings of jammy black fruits, intertwined with scents of tea, overripe cherries, oranges, and an exotic coconut/caramel component. The 1990 Petrus will reach full maturity 3-4 years earlier and last just as long.

100
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (109), February 1997
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