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WA 98
WS 99

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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1998
Varietal Merlot
Producer Chateau Petrus
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Color Red
Future Arrival No
Country France
Featured Product No
Price $3,399.00

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 98
The 1998 Petrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a dense plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla. Exceptionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the luxurious richness for which this great property is known. The finish lasts for 40-45 seconds. Patience will definitely be required. Production was 2,400 cases, about 1,600 cases less than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040-Robert Parker

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 99
Green olives and blackberry jam, with hints of vanilla and Indian spices. Some dark chocolate too. Complex nose. Very full-bodied, with dense, dark fruits and a licorice undertone, yet the huge tannin structure is polished and almost seamless. A massive and powerful wine, yet balanced and refined. Fantastic. Just a beautiful baby still. Best after 2012. -JS
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