Château Petrus' vineyards cover 5.5 acres and produce 35,000 bottles per year. Thanks to the astute management of Christian Moueix and his team, Petrus is reputed to be the best Pomerol in the world. Indeed, the processes used by Château Petrus have resulted in the creation of a wine characterized by an intense, dark color, and by extremely delicate tannins.
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: Multi-millionaire collectors will have fun comparing the 1989 and 1990 Petrus. The 1989 has a slightly more saturated color, and seems more tightly knit both aromatically and on the palate. However, this is splitting hairs, as this is another stunningly opulent, rich, full-bodied, amazingly concentrated, exotic, flamboyant Petrus that remains remarkably youthful, and in need of 7-8 more years of bottle age. Additionally, the tannins are slightly more elevated, at least from a tactile impression. However, the 1989 looks to be another 30-year wine, with extraordinary equilibrium between all of its component parts. An amazing effort! Last tasted 11/97
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: I have always loved this wine. It's a giant, yet also sophisticated and reserved. Still dark-ruby colored, with beautiful aromas of fruits and spices. Full-bodied, with opulent fruit and a depth of flavor that lasts for minutes on the palate. Loads of tobacco and fruit. - Pétrus non-blind vertical. Best after 2010.