Pétrus 1998

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Score: 100Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, September 2014

Christian Moueix feels the 1998 is even better than his 1989 or 1990, and he ultimately may be proven right. However, it will be 5-6 years or more before it can be known which of these profound efforts might turn out to be the most compelling. The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense plum/purple colour as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-50 seconds. Patience will definitely be required. Production was 2,400 cases about 1,600 cases less than normal. Anticipated maturity 2010-2040.

Score: 100Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), January 2003

Score: 100Robert Parker, Wine Buyers Guide (6), December 2002

The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds. Patience will definitely be required. Production was 2,400 cases, about 1,600 cases less than normal

Score: 98Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

With a production of 2,300 cases and extremely low yields (35 hectoliters per hectare), it is not surprising that this is a virtually perfect Petrus. The color is an opaque black/purple. It is dense, rich, concentrated, and powerful. If the tannin achieves total integration, it will merit a perfect score. At present, this 1998 is enormous, with huge volume, an unctuous texture, sensational concentration, and a closed, muscular style. Notes of jammy black fruits, truffles, licorice, earth, and espresso become apparent as the wine sits in the glass. At present, this is a backward, immense Petrus that is powerful, tannic, and muscular. Nevertheless, every component is present for a long evolution of 40-50 years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2045.

Score: 97/100Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

Score: 96/98+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

Score: 100Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (1), September 1986

Tasted at the Pomerol Comparative Exploration tasting in London, the 1998 Petrus must surely be the decade's pinnacle of the Right Bank. The aromatics are a masterclass of control and precision, yet it is also one of the most intense bouquets that has ever been produced at the estate. Dark berries, black truffle, hints of violet and iris, a touch of Indian ink burst from the glass all with otherworldly delineation so that the aromas never overwhelm. The palate is supremely controlled with filigree tannin, a silver bead of acidity and utter harmony. Compared to a few years ago, this Petrus appears to have calmed down since its exuberant youth, gaining maturity and sophistication. This is a "complete" Petrus that is magnificent in every department. 2020 - 2060

Score: 99Neal Martin, vinous.com, February 2018

Very dark crimson with some evolution. Very pointed, concentrated nose. A bit oaky. Not as comfortable as some of the St Emilions. Very concentrated. Rich, dramatic and emphatic. Hint of Ribera del Duero! Long future… Burnt.

Score: 18Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2006

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