Chateau Petrus 1986
€ 2.776,95 (in Vat)
|Grape||Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Blend|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained|
From a private cellar in Bordeaux
The more I tasted this wine, the more I felt it leaves a lot to be desired. The wine has developed an herbaceous tea, smoky, and cherry-scented nose with new oak lurking in the background. The wine, which has lost its baby fat, sags a bit in the middle, and reveals a Medoc-like austerity and tannic structure atypical for a Pomerol. It is closer to medium than full body, and appears to be going through an awkward stage. Will it come around, or continue to lose fruit?
Winespectator / James Suckling (92)
Dark red, with an amber edge. Aromas of chocolate, stewed berries, Merlot and raisins. Full-bodied, velvety and rich. Lovely palate. Delicious now, but will hold on. An autumnal wine
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.