jamie goode's wine blog: An icon a day: Petrus 1978

Friday, December 11, 2009

An icon a day: Petrus 1978

I'm not usually a Petrus tart: in the past my experiences with this wine have left me a bit nonplussed. But this 1978 is the real deal. Thrilling stuff.

Château Petrus 1978 Pomerol
Pale colour. Elegant, open, evolved nose is really beautiful, with minerals, sweet cherries and subtle earthiness. The palate is super-elegant with sweet, slightly sappy red fruit character. Beautiful evolution here. So elegant yet really balanced with good acidity and fine, soft tannic structure. This is elegant and light on its feet, and it's drinking perfectly now, with all the components pulling together in harmony. This is definitely the right time to open any remaining bottles of this wine. 97/100 (Tasted at The Sampler)



At 4:08 PM, Blogger Vinogirl said...

It's going on my Christmas list right now!


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