Petrus 2006 - Great Vintage of Petrus
Drink Date : 2017 - 2040
Reviewed by Neal Martin on the 30th May 2016 :
"The 2006 Petrus now seems to be evolving more slowly than the 2006 Le Pin: the fruit darker with raspberry coulis, mulberry, hints of marmalade and crushed rose petals coming forth. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, gently gripping the mouth and demonstrating admirable weight and complexity. You might almost think there was some Cabernet Franc towards the finish thanks to the subtle peppery notes coming through. It is probably ready to drink now, but the substance here suggests that it will age for another decade and continue to offer pleasure long after. Tasted January 2016."
Petrus is one of the most prestigious and sought-after wines in the world, produced in the Pomerol region. See our available stocks on the website.
Grape variety :
Petrus is predominantly Merlot, making up over 95% of its blend. The remainder may be Cabernet Franc, although the percentage varies from year to year.
Food and wine pairing:
Because of its complexity and depth, Petrus pairs well with a variety of dishes, including:
- Roast or grilled red meats, such as fillet of beef, entrecote steak or rack of lamb.
- Game birds, such as duck or partridge.
- Truffle-based dishes, such as truffle risottos or truffle pasta.
- Soft, strong-flavoured cheeses such as Brie or Camembert.
Serving temperature :
Between 16 and 18°C. This allows the wine to express itself fully and reveal its complex aromas. It is important not to serve it too cold, as this can mask its subtleties.
This is a wine that can be keeping in a wine cellar, which means it can age for many years, developing greater complexity and depth over time.
|Note||Between 95 and 97|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|