Petrus Pomerol 2014
Opaque ruby in colour. The nose has an almost startling vinosity, very pure and fresh initially and then, tripping slowly into focus, the more profound perfumes of spice, black and red fruits and an intense almost camphorous richness. The palate is deceptively silken at first, very fresh again, followed by rolling layers of densely ripe, concentrated richly extracted flavours and fruits. The balance is super, the weight is in perfect harmony with the acidity with a juicy intensity to the finish. Lovely wine.
The sweet opulence one expects of this famous château is certainly present. Raspberry aromas sing alongside leafy undertones on the nose. Juicy, ripe, fleshy fruit appears in the palate to create a complex wine of impressive length. Fine-grained tannins and focused structure offer sound promise for longer term aging. Exceptionally pure, less powerful than usual, Ch. Pétrus is elegant and heady. Another fantastic wine from 2014, and another wine which is rewarding, charming and offering finesse rather than power – a theme of the vintage on the Right Bank.