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1985 Château Petrus

abv 12.6%
  • 93 WS
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SKU: 56193-1985

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Another superb bottle from P‚trus. Solid as a rock with mint, raspberry, cherry and tar character, full body and firm tannins. Needs time. --The Bordeaux 50.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 88

    This wine was splendid from cask, but it was bottled during a period where Petrus was probably fined and filtered entirely too much (since the late-eighties, Petrus is no longer filtered). The wine comes across as herbaceous, with medium body, good but uninspiring concentration, and a distinct weedy, cherry, berry fruitiness. The color is a diffuse ruby with considerable amber at the edge. I would opt for drinking this wine over the next decade, or better yet ... sell it! Last tasted 2/97
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: miramont jp
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 2317 bottles owned
  • 83 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 83 collectors)