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Pétrus 1988

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Tasting Notes

This wine has become increasingly herbaceous with the tannins pushing through the fruit. It is also becoming more aggressive. The wine started off life impressively deep ruby/purple, but is now showing some amber at the edge. It is a medium-bodied, rather elegant style of Pétrus with a distinctive cedary, almost celery component intermixed with a hint of caramel, sweet mulberry, and black cherry fruit. It has aged far less evenly than I would have thought and is probably best drunk over the next 8-10 years. Last tasted, 11/02.

Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (103), February 1996
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