Despite all the pessimism that emerged from proprietor Christian Moueix, this has turned out to be an exceptional effort. The wine possesses a dense, opaque purple colour, a ripe, mulberry, cedar, and coffee-scented nose, and a dense, powerful, medium- to full-bodied, tannic personality with plenty of spice, glycerin, and length. It will require time in the bottle. Pétrus's average production in a high quality vintage is approximately 4,500 cases, but due to Moueix's ruthless selection process, only 1,800 cases of 1996 Pétrus were produced. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025.
RegionFrance - Bordeaux
Bottle Size 750ml