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Château-Pétrus Pomerol 1981


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Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Brand Château-Pétrus
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorBig and very ripe, almost raisiny. Mouth-coating fruit with ripe tannins, but a little clumsy to be outstanding. Drinkable now.

James Suckling, October 15, 1994
  • wa86

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?

Robert Parker, February 1996