Wine Behind the Label


Buy the "Wine Behind the Label" guide

Like this wine profile from the award-winning guide, Wine Behind the Label?

Buy the guide



Photos


Videos


Location

Wines by this producer


Wines by this producer for sale

One of the most expensive wines in the world, it used to be the most expensive by a long way but has been challenged in recent years not only by near neighbours but also by limited-production special cuvées in California. Much depends on the vagaries of the international auction markets. There is no doubt, though, that Pétrus is one of Bordeaux’s truly great reds. A very high proportion of Merlot (95%), with the balance Cabernet Franc, is planted in vineyards that sit upon a plateau of remarkably well-drained clay soils and provide a unique terroir. Extraordinary care is taken in both the vineyard and cellars in producing a wine that is immensely rich and concentrated with a bewildering array of dark fruits, oriental spices and seamlessly integrated oak, all supported by very fine supple tannins. It is consistently great and perhaps only struggles very slightly in lesser years, but then so does every other property in the region.

Producer profile

Area under vines: 11,5 hectares
Soils: black clay
Average age of the vines: more than 35 years
Production:  30 000 bottles a year
Ageing: 2 years in 100% new oak barrels

Grape varieties:

  • Merlot 95%
  • Cabernet Franc 5%

  • Learn more about Petrus here

    Review this producer profile

    Help us to keep this producer profile up to date. We'd love to receive your comments.

    Please login to provide feedback

    Petrus, Route de Lussac, Pomerol, Gironde, France
    Type Wine
    Petrus Pomerol
    Type Wine
    Petrus Pomerol - 1998
    6x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Petrus Pomerol - 2005
    3x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Petrus Pomerol - 2015
    3x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Petrus Pomerol - 2015
    3x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Type Wine
    Type Wine
    Petrus Pomerol - 1928
    Petrus Pomerol - 2010
    Petrus Pomerol - 2015
    Petrus Pomerol - 2016
    Petrus Pomerol - 1929
    Petrus Pomerol - 1950
    Petrus Pomerol - 1989
    Petrus Pomerol - 1998
    Petrus Pomerol - 2000
    Petrus Pomerol - 2005
    Processing label...

    Sorry, we could not process your request.

    Try again Enter manually


    Take Snapshot Cancel Cannot see an image?
    If you cannot see an image coming up, please check your security settings of your browser. Blocking of the webcam can also be indicated by a red icon in your address bar.
    Processing upload...
    busy