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1988 Château Petrus

abv 12.5%
  • 91 WA
  • 94 WS
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SKU: 56193-1988-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 1988 Petrus is reassuringly outstanding, but it is not a prodigious Petrus. The healthy dark ruby/purple color is followed by a young, backward wine with high tannin levels, medium body, and an inner-core of sweet, ripe fruit. It needs another 7-10 years of cellaring.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Very fine Petrus. Gorgeous aromas of violet and berry and hints of new oak. Full-bodied, with racy, silky tannins and a long, palate-caressing finish.--1988 Bordeaux horizontal.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: gm
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: RWG III
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

  • 229 bottles owned
  • 69 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 69 collectors)