Chateau Petrus Pomerol is a wine that keeps true wine-lovers up at night. So perfect, so rare, so hard to decide whether to dive into it or hold it for another decade. Made from 100% Merlot, this vintage is proving especially attractive to collectors for its stunning aromatics and unique style. Crushed berries, violets and black olives mingle with spiced caramel. As Wine Advocate put it, “this 2017 is a bombshell.”
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!
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 then kicks off a few seconds later. The tannins are extremely polished and refined. Hard not to drink now, but wait.