While the 1947 Petrus is a big, juicy, succulent, fruity wine, the 1945 remains a backward, tannic colossus needing another 5-10 years of cellaring. The color reveals more purple hues than the 1947, and the nose offers aromas of black fruits, licorice, truffles, and smoked meat. Massively-constituted, with formidably high tannin and extract levels, this sleeping giant may evolve into another perfect example of Petrus.
I have only tasted a handful of wines as ripe and magnificent as this. It is so thick you can almost spread it with a knife; with wonderful chocolate, berry, earth and violet flavors.--P?trus vertical. Drink now.