Chateau Petrus 1985
€ 2.413,95 (incl. Vat)
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.
Another superb bottle from Pétrus. Solid as a rock with mint, raspberry, cherry and tar character, full body and firm tannins. Needs time.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.