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Pétrus 1986

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Tasting Notes

The 1986 Petrus out-performs the 1985 not for the first time. Although you could argue that it plays safe, the bouquet has more energy and delineation than the previous vintage with Cuban cigar, undergrowth and potpourri aromas. Attractive, though you do end up yearning for more fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with mulberry and sage. It is a little flat, but there is more precision and complexity than the 1985. It just falls away quickly on the finish. I think that the bottle at the Petrus dinner in Hong Kong showed better, but it is definitely representative. Tasted at the Petrus dinner at Hide restaurant in London.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2019

Lively crimson. Much richer and sweeter than Le Pin. Not glorious, and even with a slightly metallic note. Drink 2005-2010. Date tasted 23rd Sept 02.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2005
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