Château Petrus 2014, Pomerol

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Appellation - Pomerol

Owner - Jean-François Moueix

97% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc

Annual production – 36,000 bottles

"The 2014 Petrus was tasted on the same morning as the 2014 Vieux-Chteau-Certan and though they are built from different blends, their personalities are quite similar. This is a succinct, not powerful, much more refined and discrete bouquet, gradually unfurling and revealing a subtle sea spray/marine element. The palate is again quite discrete at first and unfolds at a glacial pace. It is beautifully balanced with fine tannin, quite linear and structured, gently building towards a finish that has wonderful salinity (continuing that marine theme). Note: I actually returned to taste this several hours later, because it was so closed earlier on and it did finally open, which is atypical for this Pomerol. It is a wonderful Petrus, but one that will deserve bottle age and decanting."
Neal Martin - 31/03/2017

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