Petrus holds a distinctive status among the non-classified vineyards of Bordeaux, yet it operates at the tier of Premier Grand Cru Classé A estates such as Château Margaux and Château Latour.
- Vintages with 100 point scores: 1961, 1970, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2009, 2010
- Most popular for its vivid depth of flavor, complex aroma, and layered richness
- Highest achievement: Consistently commanding one of the highest prices globally for a bottle of wine
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Petrus's estate lies in Pomerol, an esteemed winemaking region renowned for its clay soil composition. Owned by Jean-François Moueix, the estate has passed through several generations of the Moueix family.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
The Petrus vineyard covers approximately 11.4 hectares and is planted with 100% Merlot grapes. This exclusive focus on Merlot contributes to the wine's celebrated velvety texture and depth.
Aging & Investment Value
Petrus wines are renowned for their exceptional aging potential. A well-preserved bottle can mature gracefully over several decades, enhancing its complexity and depth.