2012 Petrus, Pomerol 6x750ml

JR18RP96+VM94+

£16,834 / CasePrices are In Bond excl. Duty & VAT

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

JancisRobinson.com – 18

Looks much more evolved than Le Pin tasted alongside. Glowing ruby. Sweet and opulent with a really rich undertow. Not one of Petrus’s most glorious vintages but a lovely long, confident finish. [03/03/2022]

Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040

Robert Parker – 96+

Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting, the 2012 Petrus demonstrated a forward, fruit-driven, ripe raspberry and wild strawberry bouquet underneath which lies graphite and forest floor aromas. It seems refined, understated, nonchalant even. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly savory opening, as if there was a tiny drop of Cabernet Franc. The tannins are fine but firm, the red fruit infused with cooked meat, black pepper and sage notes, although I was anticipating a finish armed with more body. That may well develop in time, yet it remains a regal Pomerol that will probably merit a higher score with bottle age, hence the plus-sign against the score. Tasted January 2016. [Neal Martin, 28/09/2017]

Anticipated maturity: 2020-2045

Vinous – 94+

A dark, hulking beauty, the 2012 Pétrus is utterly beguiling. For the year, the Pétrus boasts remarkable density and pure power. Spice, leather, cedar and tobacco wrap around a core of intense, super-ripe fruit. Bad weather during flowering lowered potential yields and resulted in a firm, powerful Pétrus that is going to need time to blossom. I imagine the 2012 will still be a pretty special wine at age forty. [Antonio Galloni, 01/01/2016]

Anticipated maturity: 2022-2052

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