Château Pétrus Pomerol 1981
Wine SpectatorBig and very ripe, almost raisiny. Mouth-coating fruit with ripe tannins, but a little clumsy to be outstanding. Drinkable now.
Wine AdvocateIn this tasting, the wine exhibited an understated, light, washed-out personality, with vegetal cherry/coffee-flavored fruit in the nose intermingled with scents of spicy oak. Tart, lean, and austere, this is a Medoc-like tasting wine without any of the Petrus sweetness, chewiness, or unctuosity. This must be one of the most over-rated wines of the past two decades. As there was virtually no sediment in this 16-year old wine, I wonder if it was excessively fined and/or filtered?