petrus, pomerol 2008
WINE ENTHUSIAST
97
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

2008 petrus, pomerol

Why We're Buying

It might be an understatement to call Pétrus a masterpiece. The merlot has earned an astonishing 11 100-point ratings from wine critic Robert Parker alone and retails north of $2,500 per bottle. As Jeb Dunnuck described the 2018 vintage, “[it] is a brilliant wine that has perfection written all over it.” The staggering price hasn't slowed investors, rising steadily in price from 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

WINE ENTHUSIAST
97

Wine Enthusiast

Gorgeous, smooth wine, perhaps even more intense than in past vintages. The tannins are totally enveloped by the ripe plum and damson fruits. Complex, powerful, layered and opulent, this is a wine for the long term.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

It is hard to call Petrus a "sleeper of the vintage," but the 2008 will merit more attention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in only 25,000 bottles of this beauty. A wine of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 25-30+ years.

JAMES SUCKLING
94

James Suckling

There's so much floral and berry character on the nose and palate here. It's full-bodied and very dense with lots of fine and delicate tannins. Winemaker Ol iver Berrouet calls it a classic Bordeaux in style and I have to agree with him because of the fine tannins, fresh acidity, and beautiful reserve fruit. Lovely sweet berry and chocolate finish to the wine. Try in in five to six years.

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

This has texture and range that's a step up from the pack, with a gorgeous, silky feel to the ripe but restrained cherry, raspberry and damson plum notes that are layered with hints of black tea, incense and mineral. The long finish is more about poise than power. Lovely. Drink now through 2020.