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1971 Pétrus

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
Drink between 2001 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 3, 2021 - Deep red and black fruits, good tension across the palate. 95-96

  • dchain Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 29, 2021 - 2nd bottle of a 4 bottle lot sourced from a Dutch cellar by a very good friend who has sadly passed away far too young. I always think of you my friend and opening this bottle on my 50th is particularly poignant as you will be forever young.

    Beautiful deep ruby, no brick or browning. Looks way you der than it is (like me!). Very floral on the first pour with rose, lily and black cherry notes. After 30 mins the chocolate, leather, soil, truffle, beef, iron and mineral notes start appearing and this is when you have the full complexity of Petrus. So many different yet complimentary notes. So complex. Palate is so welcoming, in total balance, medium bodied but so tasty, fresh and balanced. Impossible to guess 71 blind as it is just such a great wine. Easily the best 71 Bordeaux I have ever had (closely followed by a 71 Trotanoy in magnum- thank you RT!). Medium to full length full of subtle yet complex flavors, almost Burgundian Bonnes Mares like with more fruit and body of a Bordeaux. This wine needs some quite contemplation and a quiet dinner at home with my family and my parents was the right setting for it paired with a great rib eye. Next bottle at my 60th?!

  • Bobby10 Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 27, 2021 - Tasted alongside Cheval Blanc, Latour & Mouton. Petrus was best.

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  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 19, 2021 - In a very good place. Holding, but fully expressive.

  • Verb Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 10, 2020 - brick with orange-tinted rim, but good bottle fill and cork - nose opened fully after an hour decant: black plumbs and cherries, milk chocolate, white flowers and beautiful mature merlot fruit - same rich fruit in the mouth, but not as captivating as the nose - smooth and silky mouth feel, as other notes have mentioned - fruit has undoubtedly faded some, with acidity now more prominent but still balanced - fully resolved ripe tannins - long 30-40 sec finish - this wine lived up to its reputation to me - opulent? maybe not - regal? probably not - but immensely satisfying from the complex nose to the long lingering finish - agree it's at or beyond its peak now, but will easily hold another few years

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    The Most and Least Important of Things: Petrus 1897–2011 (Jul 2020), 7/1/2020 (link)

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  • By Neal Martin
    Vinous Table: The Ledbury, London, UK (Aug 2019), 8/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Neal Martin
    Sharing Alike: Petrus 1947 - 2015 (Sep 2018), 9/1/2018 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2017, Issue #70, The Underrated and Elegant 1971 Bordeaux Vintage

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/6/2014 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/22/2013 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/12/2013 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    The Greatest Petrus Tasting of Them All, 11/14/2012

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  • By John Kapon
    Sundays, 3/4/2009

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  • By John Kapon
    Petrus and La Tache, 12/9/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    Clos Ste. Hune Vertical at Tse Yang, Dinner in Vegas and a 2002 Blind Aussie Recap, 11/7/2005

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1971
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pétrus
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation Pomerol
  • UPC Code 1616161616161

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 495 (67%)
  • Consumed 232 (32%)

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