Wine Petrus, Pomerol AOC, 1985
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Deep ruby color with a slight purple hue.
Full-bodied Petrus 1997 has a very deep, rich and quite tart taste. Complex bouquet abounds with juicy notes of cherry and blackberry, which are interwoven with hints of mocha on a soft oak nuances. Special piquancy blame attaches surprisingly long finish filled with velvety tannins.
Exquisite fragrance enchants notes of ripe cherries and plums, which are added to the warm shades of spice and oak.
Petrus combines perfectly with both refined French cuisine, such as foie gras, truffles, white veal, as well as more simple dishes of Spanish and Italian cuisine: pasta, hot Neapolitan, chicken in sherry in Spanish and others. As appetizers ideal Gorganzola and other blue cheeses and Parma ham prosciutto.
Petrus - the legendary wine. Its label scarlet letters emblazoned one word "Petrus" no "Pétrus" as a truly great Lord does not need titles. Touch the glass of Petrus - a privilege available only to the chosen. Surrounded by the magical aura of mystery and reverence, Petrus is a demand that the price of a bottle of wine for a good harvest soars to the heavens.
Names Jean-Pierre and Christian Mueksa today are virtually synonymous Pomerol. It is this family has had a huge impact on the entire appellason. Most of the best Pomerol châteaux belongs or is managed by Jean-Pierre Mueksa. In addition, due to this winemaker Pomerol has become known around the world and stood on a par with the great Medoc.
The uniqueness of one of the most expensive wines in the world is caused by many factors, above all, exceptional terroir, the highest point of which is located 40 meters above sea level, and the soil consists of heavy clay and iron. These are ideal conditions for Merlot, from which Petrus is at 95%, was able to reach their full potential. But that's not all, in order to maximize the yield could ripen, the vine is cut very regularly dig in the winter and summer. Grapes harvested by hand, an effort to minimize damage to the berries, and the collection is made in the afternoon and takes about 2 days. After careful sorting of the grapes gently pressed and fermented in temperature-controlled containers. Petrus Aged for 21 months only in new French oak barrels, making wine has a soft, rounded taste. With age, Petrus becomes more elegant, getting in a bouquet notes of ripe plums, blackberries and truffles and tobacco. Wine matures very quickly in comparison with other great wines, so buying the young Petrus, its owners after 7-10 years receive a mature, refined wine that, among other things, and bring good dividends. Petrus 1997 is already at the peak of ripeness and will continue to grow, opening new seductive flavors and aroma until 2025.
Annual production capacity of 30,000 bottles of Petrus limited, they had already painted for trading houses, so should hurry and replenish their collection as soon as possible, because over time the price may increase by several times. In particular, Petrus 1982 set a world record in 2009 was sold at auction in Hong Kong for 94,000 dollars !!!