It was the extraordinary 1950 Petrus, along with the 1950 Lafleur, first served to me years ago by Jean-Pierre Moueix, that made me realize how spectacular this vintage must have been in Pomerol. The wine is still a young, mammothly-constituted Petrus that is less evolved than more recent knock-out vintages such as 1961. Massive and rich, with spectacular color saturation and the sweet, unctuous texture Petrus obtains in ripe years, this wine will last for another 20-30 years.
A truly great wine from an overlooked vintage. Amazingly young, from its undeveloped ruby color to its fresh flavors. Captivating, meaty cassis and berry aromas; full-bodied, with tons of velvety fruit flavors and a long finish. Superb.--P?trus vertical. Drink now. ?JS