2012 Petrus

Merlot

France / Bordeaux / Libournais / Pomerol

¥5,277,200
JD 98
RP 96
V 95
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2012 Petrus, Pomerol, France


Analytical Data
Alcohol ABV
14%

Sweetness
Dry

Production Attributes

Ownership
Jean-Francois Moueix

Closure Type
Cork

JD 98

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2012 Château Petrus is stunning stuff. All Merlot as always, it's still youthfully ruby/plum-hued yet has a kiss of maturity in its smoky red and black fruits as well as incredible aromatics of tobacco leaf, lead pencil, chocolate, and scorched earth. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it has classic Petrus power and richness, beautifully integrated tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a gorgeous finish. This beauty builds beautifully with time in the glass and has another 20-30 years of prime drinking. Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck, Issue date: May 2023. Drinking window: 2023 - 2053.
RP 96

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

(Rating 96+). One of the stars of the vintage, the wine (100% Merlot) has exceptional concentration, stunning purity, an inky purple color and a broad, expansive mouthfeel. Not a bit heavy, cloying or overwrought, this is a stunning Petrus (licorice, blackcurrants and truffles dominate) that will probably hit full maturity in 8-10 years and last 25-35. Another great example of this mythical wine that few can afford, virtually no one drinks, but everyone talks about! Relatively high in alcohol at 14.5%, the crop was tiny because of the spring’s poor flowering in this sector of Pomerol. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Issue date: April 2015. Drinking window: 2015 - 2050.
V 95

Vinous

The 2012 Petrus has a slightly higher-toned bouquet than its peers: scents of brambly red fruit and briary, liquorice and dried herbs. This gains complexity in the glass, and a second bottle at Bordeaux Index's 10-Year-On, given two hours to open, develops some gorgeous pure plummy fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, fleshy, ripe and harmonious with pliant tannins and a little more obvious oak towards the sensual finish, white pepper and thyme lingering on the aftertaste. Wonderful. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten­ Year On tasting. Reviewed by Neal Martin, Issue date: February 2022. Drinking window: 2022 - 2045.

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JD 98

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2012 Château Petrus is stunning stuff. All Merlot as always, it's still youthfully ruby/plum-hued yet has a kiss of maturity in its smoky red and black fruits as well as incredible aromatics of tobacco leaf, lead pencil, chocolate, and scorched earth. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it has classic Petrus power and richness, beautifully integrated tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a gorgeous finish. This beauty builds beautifully with time in the glass and has another 20-30 years of prime drinking. Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck, Issue date: May 2023. Drinking window: 2023 - 2053.
RP 96

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

(Rating 96+). One of the stars of the vintage, the wine (100% Merlot) has exceptional concentration, stunning purity, an inky purple color and a broad, expansive mouthfeel. Not a bit heavy, cloying or overwrought, this is a stunning Petrus (licorice, blackcurrants and truffles dominate) that will probably hit full maturity in 8-10 years and last 25-35. Another great example of this mythical wine that few can afford, virtually no one drinks, but everyone talks about! Relatively high in alcohol at 14.5%, the crop was tiny because of the spring’s poor flowering in this sector of Pomerol. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Issue date: April 2015. Drinking window: 2015 - 2050.
V 95

Vinous

The 2012 Petrus has a slightly higher-toned bouquet than its peers: scents of brambly red fruit and briary, liquorice and dried herbs. This gains complexity in the glass, and a second bottle at Bordeaux Index's 10-Year-On, given two hours to open, develops some gorgeous pure plummy fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, fleshy, ripe and harmonious with pliant tannins and a little more obvious oak towards the sensual finish, white pepper and thyme lingering on the aftertaste. Wonderful. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten­ Year On tasting. Reviewed by Neal Martin, Issue date: February 2022. Drinking window: 2022 - 2045.

2012 Petrus, Pomerol, France


Analytical Data
Alcohol ABV
14%

Sweetness
Dry

Production Attributes

Ownership
Jean-Francois Moueix

Closure Type
Cork

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