The 1962 and 1959 Petrus were two of the finest bottles I have ever tasted of these vintages. The fully mature 1962 was reminiscent of a Medoc, with its minty, chocolatey, herbal, cedary-scented nose, medium-bodied, well-proportioned flavors, and structured personality. The wine still possesses a healthy dark ruby color with only slight amber at the edge. Although not that powerful or opulent, it is an outstanding example of Petrus made in a more graceful, elegant manner. Tasted blind, I would never have picked it out as a Pomerol.
A very delicate and refined P?trus, with deliciously fruity black olive and tobacco flavors, medium tannins and a long finish. Still incredibly fresh and youthful.--P?trus vertical. Drink now. ?JS