petrus, pomerol 2017
JAMES SUCKLING
98
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

2017 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

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

I love the aromatics to this with crushed berries, violets and black olives. Hints of vanilla and some caramel. Decadent. Full-bodied and round with very creamy tannins that melt into the wine. It starts off slowly and and then kicks off a few seconds later. The tannins are extremely polished and refined. Hard not to drink now, but wait. Try after 2025.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Petrus comes galloping out of the glass with bold, expressive notions of Black Forest cake, blueberry preserves and Christmas pudding with nuances of molten chocolate, Chinese five spice, candied violets, licorice and kirsch plus wafts of roses and cinnamon stick. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and fantastically concentrated, the palate has compelling freshness and a solid base of wonderfully ripe, velvety tannins, finishing very long and opulent. The aromatics at this youthful stage are atypical for Petrus and quite stunning—this 2017 is a bombshell! Furthermore, it is a unique style for this estate and one avid collectors should seek out! Rating: 98+

WINE SPECTATOR
98

Wine Spectator

This delivers a torrent of pure, unadulterated raspberry fruit that extends effortlessly through the finish, while hints of incense, mineral and rooibos tea glisten tantalizingly throughout. Shows terrific cut and precision, with eye-catching detail. Drink now through 2040.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
96

Wine Enthusiast

Jammy ripe fruit aromas lead to a wine that is powerfully structured and solid. With rich berry flavors and density, the wine is concentrated while also exuberant. The flavors are just developing, with great ripe fruits showing strongly. Drink from 2024.

JEB DUNNUCK
95

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Chateau Petrus is, as always, 100% Merlot that's from the top of the Pomerol plateau. The 2017 is an incredibly elegant, perfumed example from this estate that has terrific cassis, raspberry, and red currants fruits as well as lots of floral and violet hints, medium to full body, a beautiful spine of acidity, and building tannins. It's not a blockbuster like the 2015 and 2016, yet it’s flawlessly balanced, with stunning purity of fruit and a great, great finish. Give bottles a solid 7-8 years, and it should keep for 20-25+.