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Pétrus 1961
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol


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Robert Parker: 100
An estate only needs to produce a handful of wines such as the 1961 Petrus to garner an international following. Not surprisingly, the 1961 Petrus was pure perfection. This fully mature wine possesses a port-like richness (reminiscent of the 1947 Petrus and 1947 Cheval Blanc). The color revealed considerable amber and garnet, but the wine is crammed with viscous, thick, over-ripe black-cherry, mocha-tinged fruit flavors. Extremely full-bodied, with huge amounts of glycerin and alcohol, this unctuously-textured, thick wine makes for an awesome mouthful. Imagine a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup laced with layers of coffee and cherry, and encased in a shell of Valrhona chocolate!

Wine Spectator: 93
Tasted from magnum. A rich and opulent vintage of Pomerol's most acclaimed wine. It tastes subdued at first, but then the flavors warm up and turn deep and nicely mature. The texture is thick and chewy without being tough and the finish is long.--1961 Bordeaux horizontal. –




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