Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 89Excellent, but even more highly regarded elsewhere than by me, the 1966 Petrus has a cedar, herbaceous, sweet, fruity bouquet and is full bodied, with very good viscous, ripe, berry flavors. This big, dense, somewhat coarse wine seems just a trifle out of synch. The 1966 Petrus has plenty of tannin, alcohol, and flavor, but they have never fully meshed.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Extremely decadent and rich, with masses of thick, earthy chocolate flavors. Very rich yet balanced. Much rounder than most 1966sAuthor: James Suckling
Self | Rating: 93Base neck filling. This is on the way of mature. A truffle nose in it, but feeble. Powerful and tannic. If I liked the powerful Bordeaux, this might be the better Petrus. This needs another 10 years of cellaring.Basically this was a fine example of Petrus, but I prefer 1967 Petrus to 1966 Petrus.Drink Dates: 2015-2025Author: hirok
Petrus is a made almost entirely of Merlot grapes grown in Bordeaux's right bank Pomerol appellation. Although never officially classified, the chateau has long been considered on par with the First Growths from the left bank. The ownership of the estate has passed between the Arnaud family in the 19th century, to Madame Loubat at the end of WWII, and finally to Jean-Pierre Moueix in recent years. Petrus's clay soil is rich in iron and the estate's average vine age is 40 years. Chateau Petrus produces approximately 3,000 cases of wine each year. The most legendary vintages for Petrus include 1945, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1959, and 1961, in addition to recent success in 1982, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2003. Petrus's flavor profile typically features aromas of ripe mulberry, black currant and spicy vanilla oak. The wine has incredible power, depth and richness which allow it to age for decades.
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 107 bottles owned
- 43 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 43 collectors)