1975 Pétrus Pomerol Wine Tasting Note


1975 Pétrus  (Pomerol) 92

Firm, rustic, masculine, powerful style of Petrus that is typical for the vintage. The fruit is ripe, the nose comes with a bushel of truffle, but the stern, austere nature of the vintage demands far too much attention. Perhaps time will help soften the wine, but as it's heading to its 50th birthday in 5 years, I doubt even the magic of time will help much here.

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Hard, rustic and somewhat austere in nature, the nose, with its earthy, stony, plum, cherry and leafy, cocoa notes is much better than the palate here. Despite the accolades, the wine receives from others, is a wine to sell, not to buy, due to its high price and continuing slide to the severe side of the style range.

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A powerful, robust, rustic style of Petrus that does not exactly float my boat. It's big, concentrated and deep, but without the hedonistic, opulent qualities that makes Petrus the special, unique wine it is supposed to be.

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A very nice mature Pomerol, yes! A great vintage of Petrus, no. The perfume, with its gravel, spicy dark cherry, plum, truffle and tobacco nose was a treat. The wine had concentration, along with depth, but it lacked the purity, refinement and opulence Petrus can express.

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Wild cherry blossoms, truffle, cocoa powder, forest and black cherry aromas start off the experience. Soft, delicate, polished and supple, there is an exotic quality to the fresh, sweet plums and cherries that is not available in other wines. This bottle was so good, I was sad to see it go.

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It's not often I get to taste Petrus from bottle. So, I was more than thrilled when a friend brought a bottle to lunch. Mature in color, with bricking at the edges, truffle, smoke, tobacco, earth, cocoa powder, cedar and Asian spice created the complex set of aromatics. The wine has a masculine edge to its personality, finishing with plums, spice and black cherries. On the palate, the concentrated wine offered a combination of the exotic, opulent textures that Petrus is known for, but there was a bit of rusticity to the tannins that is never going to dissipate.

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Big, bold, concentrated, but tannic and beefy in personality. Layer after layer of rich, chocolate covered blackberry with floral essence fill your palate. But the brawny style of the tannins take much of the pleasure away for me.

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This was nothing to rave about. It was huge, very tannic and concentrated with elements of black fruit and spice. But it was not fun or memorable to drink. It was hard and steely. Will this ever come around?

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When to Drink Petrus, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Petrus is much better with at least 15-20 or more years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-4 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Petrus offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 15-45 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Petrus with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Petrus is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Petrus is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Petrus is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.