Château Pétrus Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

9.765 ratings on Delectable
$4999

The phenomenally rich, well-endowed 1990 Petrus has been magical from the first time I tasted it in cask. The color is a dense, jammy plum/purple. The wine possesses a knock-out nose of black fruits intertwined with aromas of toasty new oak, caramel, and flowers. Massively rich and full-bodied, with slightly lower acidity and sweeter tannin than its older sibling, the 1989, the 1990 is an extraordinarily rich, seamless wine with layers of flavor, and a finish that lasts for nearly 45 seconds. Although it is remarkably accessible because of its voluptuous texture, this wine has not begun to develop secondary nuances. It should hit its peak in 10-15 years, and last for three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Marjan Simčič Delectable Pro

Petrus 1990

Petrus 1990

9.5

Augie Kersting Delectable Pro

But I might like 1990 even more than 1982

But I might like 1990 even more than 1982

10

MJ Keenan Delectable Pro

Celebrating our newest family member by drinking this and forgetting where we set her down.

Celebrating our newest family member by drinking this and forgetting where we set her down.

9.5

Anthony Washington Delectable Pro

Great night of tasting!

Great night of tasting!

9.5

Marek Dusek Delectable Pro

From a blind tasting in Copenhagen

From a blind tasting in Copenhagen

9.7

재범 심

그레이트 빈티지인 90 - 무엇보다도 끝없는 피니쉬가 어마어마 했음 하지만 이 가격이면 난 본마르를 마시겟음

그레이트 빈티지인 90 - 무엇보다도 끝없는 피니쉬가 어마어마 했음 하지만 이 가격이면 난 본마르를 마시겟음

9.5

Gilbert Van Hassel

I think this just reached its plateau after 26 years. Very sweet and round. Tannins completely integrated, very nicely delineated. This wine just gets more and more intense on your palate. More than a minute burn. Great and will be for a long time.

I think this just reached its plateau after 26 years. Very sweet and round. Tannins completely integrated, very nicely delineated. This wine just gets more and more intense on your palate. More than a minute burn. Great and will be for a long time.

10

B

1990 Petrus. Fourth of July dinner at the house. Drank this alongside the '90 Cheval Blanc. We decanted both wines for over two hours, but this wine was still very, very tight and young. The Cheval Blanc was much more approachable and opened up much more quickly than this wine did. Very tight and green on the nose to start, but relatively quickly went into a really funky phase- alternated bw earthy funk and sour funk. Then through the majority of the dinner, this nose shifted to a profile of sour cherry, gamey meat, and asphalt. All eight of us preferred the Cheval Blanc for most of the night, despite how often and quickly the Petrus kept changing. However, at the very end of dinner, the Petrus really opened up and became gorgeous. Should note that A pointed out that this might have to do with the fact that we had stopped eating, so we weren't mixing the fat from food with the wine. Overall, super interesting and delicious, but very, very young and we noted that we should wait to drink other bottles.

1990 Petrus. Fourth of July dinner at the house. Drank this alongside the '90 Cheval Blanc. We decanted both wines for over two hours, but this wine was still very, very tight and young. The Cheval Blanc was much more approachable and opened up much more quickly than this wine did. Very tight and green on the nose to start, but relatively quickly went into a really funky phase- alternated bw earthy funk and sour funk. Then through the majority of the dinner, this nose shifted to a profile of sour cherry, gamey meat, and asphalt. All eight of us preferred the Cheval Blanc for most of the night, despite how often and quickly the Petrus kept changing. However, at the very end of dinner, the Petrus really opened up and became gorgeous. Should note that A pointed out that this might have to do with the fact that we had stopped eating, so we weren't mixing the fat from food with the wine. Overall, super interesting and delicious, but very, very young and we noted that we should wait to drink other bottles.

10

B

1990 Petrus. Opened back at the house w the crew after V's 50th bday. Super young and tight. It was late and we weren't thinking clearly, so after we opened and realized how tight it was, we poured into 6 glasses and let it sit for abt 30/45 min before drinking. Much better and got better an hour after opening. Note to decant for a few hours before drinking next time.

1990 Petrus. Opened back at the house w the crew after V's 50th bday. Super young and tight. It was late and we weren't thinking clearly, so after we opened and realized how tight it was, we poured into 6 glasses and let it sit for abt 30/45 min before drinking. Much better and got better an hour after opening. Note to decant for a few hours before drinking next time.

10

Scott T Delectable Pro

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

Had the pleasure of inspecting 15 cases of 1990 , all in OWC, for auction later this year.

Had the pleasure of inspecting 15 cases of 1990 , all in OWC, for auction later this year.