|Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Blend,
|Légèrement Abîmée, Légèrement Sale
The 1992 Petrus is clearly one of the two candidates for the 'wine of the vintage.' The normal production of 4,500 cases was severely reduced to only 2,600 cases, resulting in an atypically concentrated, powerful, rich wine with a dark, saturated ruby/purple color, a tight but promising nose of sweet black-cherry fruit, vanillin, caramel, and herb-tinged mocha notes. Concentrated and powerful, with superb density of fruit and richness, as well as wonderful sweetness to its tannin, this is a brilliant effort for the vintage.
Not great but very good. Lovely finesse and good backbone of tannins and fruit. Medium-bodied and silky, featuring a berry, tobacco and mineral finish.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.