Fleur Petrus 2018 has been released at £1,990 per 12×75, up 12.2% on the 2017 release of £1,790 per case.
Antonio Galloni (Vinous) scored the wine 94-97 points and described it as a “stunning wine”. He added that “as good as the 2018 is on first impression, it is also magically persistent, with an eternal finish and fabulous balance”.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (Wine Advocate) said that it had “oodles of freshness, finishing beautifully fragrant” and awarded 94-96 points.
James Suckling gave the wine a slightly higher barrel range of 97-98 points. He said that it was “muscular and beautifully formed”.
Other commentators include James Molesworth (Wine Spectator), who awarded 96-99 points and added that “this is a big one”. Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider) scored the wine 97-99 points and said that “in a decade this will be off the hook!”
Today’s Fleur Petrus release is coming to market above a number of other vintages currently available. Buyers may want to also consider the 2015, which was scored 95 points by Neal Martin and is available at a 17% discount.
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Our Bordeaux 2018 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign, including:
- Critic scores
- Release prices
- Bordeaux 2018 analysis tool [members only]
- The conversation on social media
- Liv-ex’s fair value methodology