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Petrus, a myth among myths, no more and no less. The most famous vintage of Bordeaux, born of an exceptional terroir combined with a unique and jealously guarded know-how. In the 19th century, Domaine was founded by the Arnaud family, giving it the name of the first of the Popes. In 1925, Edmonde Loubat acquired shares in Domaine and saw its great potential. For 20 years, she promoted its wines and in 1945 she joined forces with Jean-Pierre Moueix, a native of Corrèze who ran his own wine merchant business in Libourne. Both of them will relentlessly develop the reputation of Petrus, sharing the intimate conviction that it will become the equal of the great Châteaux of Rive gauche. This wine became particularly appreciated and prized in the United States, Kennedy becoming its first ambassador. When Edmonde Loubat died in 1961, Jean-Pierre Moueix became the sole owner and called upon the oenologist Jean-Claude Berrouet to ensure the vinification. Over the following decades, Petrus rose to the top of the hierarchy of great wines of Bordeaux.
Today, it is Jean-Pierre Moueix's sons and grandsons, Jean-François and Jean, who are at the helm of Domaine, accompanied by Olivier Berrouet, who replaced his father in the winery and continues to give birth to the Petrus style.
Today, Petrus reigns over a vineyard of 11.5 hectares of vines, planted on a hillock culminating at 40 meters and whose soils are of a unique clay nature, with blue clays on the surface and red in the subsoil due to the presence of iron crasses. These clays allow an excellent water supply, acting as a sponge that redistributes it to the vine when it feels the need. The grape variety is 100% Merlot. The wines are aged between 18 and 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Petrus is a wine with absolutely unique olfactory and gustatory characteristics. Velvety, deep, racy and particularly seductive with that truffle side that is so recognizable to him, it leaves an imperishable memory to whoever is lucky enough to taste it at least once in his life.
Critics Petrus 2015.
Description Petrus 2015.
The 2015 vintage is considered an excellent year for the Bordeaux vineyards. The conditions were globally hot and dry, especially during the summer. The ripening of the different grape varieties was complete and optimal thanks to the months of August and September being sufficiently cool and dry, without excessive heat. The harvest was almost perfectly homogeneous.
Blend of the 2015 vintage: 100% Merlot.
The robe is a magnificent deep purple color, with subtle garnet tints.
The nose reveals greedy fruity notes of black cherry, blackberry and blueberry, harmoniously blended with a hint of cedar of Lebanon, truffle and violet.
The attack in the mouth is extremely refined, the wine fills the palate with flavors of small red fruits, licorice and Zan. It evolves in a long way on a dense and silky texture, supported by chiseled and finely built tannins. With great freshness, it stretches to a long and complex finish. A Pétrus that certainly does not leave one indifferent.
Food and wine pairing:
Pétrus 2015 must be enjoyed with delicate dishes to be fully appreciated, such as a tournedos of beef with truffle sauce, a roasted rack of lamb with herbs, a loin of veal on creamy polenta or a roasted capon with foie gras and Albufera sauce.
For a pairing with cheese, choose pressed and uncooked cheeses: cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme de Savoie.
For dessert, enjoy it with Pierre Hermé's Carrément chocolat, a black forest or a praline dome.
Ageing potential and tasting:
Pétrus 2015 a nectar that has great aging potential, being able to wait in the cellar until 2045 without problems to reach its peak.
However, it can be enjoyed now if it is properly prepared. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature and to open it. Otherwise, open and decant the bottle at least 6 to 7 hours before tasting.
The bottles will be kept in the cellar, protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.