Lot 354

CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2012 (1) 96+ WA


CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2012 POMEROL. TASTED BLIND AT THE SOUTHWOLD 2012 TASTING, THE 2012 PETRUS DEMONSTRATED A FORWARD, FRUIT-DRIVEN, RIPE RASPBERRY AND WILD STRAWBERRY BOUQUET UNDERNEATH WHICH LIES GRAPHITE AND FOREST FLOOR AROMAS. IT SEEMS REFINED, UNDERSTATED, NONCHALANT EVEN. THE PALATE IS MEDIUM-BODIED WITH A SLIGHTLY SAVORY OPENING, AS IF THERE WAS A TINY DROP OF CABERNET FRANC. THE TANNINS ARE FINE BUT FIRM, THE RED FRUIT INFUSED WITH COOKED MEAT, BLACK PEPPER AND SAGE NOTES, ALTHOUGH I WAS ANTICIPATING A FINISH ARMED WITH MORE BODY. THAT MAY WELL DEVELOP IN TIME, YET IT REMAINS A REGAL POMEROL THAT WILL PROBABLY MERIT A HIGHER SCORE WITH BOTTLE AGE, HENCE THE PLUS-SIGN AGAINST THE SCORE. TASTED JANUARY 2016. 96+ WA 1 BT. PER LOT $2,100 - $2,500




Price Realised: $2040



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