1999 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • WS 90

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2002
This wine is turning out much in the style of such wonderful Petrus vintages as 1967 and 1971. Although not as outstanding as either the 1998 or 2000 it displays beautiful intensity and finesse in a more evolved style... This wine is turning out much in the style of such wonderful Petrus vintages as 1967 and 1971. Although not as outstanding as either the 1998 or 2000 it displays beautiful intensity and finesse in a more evolved style than one normally expects from this estate. The wine has a dense nearly opaque ruby/purple color sweet black cherry mulberry truffle-infused fruit full body low acidity admirable purity and sweet tannin. It should be ready to drink in 5-6 years and will last for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. Only 2400 cases were produced.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2001
Full ruby-red. Cool brooding aromas of blackberry liqueur violet smoke and minerals. Concentrated densely packed minerally and precise; brisk acids contribute to the impression of coolness. Firm youthfully austere finish... Full ruby-red. Cool brooding aromas of blackberry liqueur violet smoke and minerals. Concentrated densely packed minerally and precise; brisk acids contribute to the impression of coolness. Firm youthfully austere finish. Not as lush or open today as the Lafleur but this is longer on the aftertaste. I'm not sure I would have picked this blind as a '99. 91-93 points
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2004
A pretty fruity red with beautiful tobacco berry and cedar. Medium-bodied with good soft tannins and a pretty finish.--Pétrus non-blind vertical. Drink now. 2080 cases made. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1999

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Fermentation for Petrus is carried out gently, without any over extraction, in temperature controlled concrete tanks. The blend, typically pure Merlot, is defined in December and the wine is aged 18+ months in French oak barrels, 50% of which are new.

Petrus displays an intense color, a rich and complex nose and an opulent fruit. In great vintages, the wine can easily be kept 25 years or more.

Winery

Petrus

Little known 50 years ago, Petrus has become mythical for the uniqueness of its wine. The wine’s inimitability is due to many factors. Among them is an exceptional terroir—located 40 meters above sea level, the highest point of the appellation—with a layer of heavy clay soil and an iron subsoil.

These are ideal conditions for the expression of the Merlot grape and the iron-rich clay is relatively unique within the region. As a result, the 28 acre vineyard is planted only to Merlot. Average vine age is more than 50 years, and are allowed to reach 70 years before replanting.

The approach in the vineyard and cellar is traditional and respectful of the special terroir. The viticulture is fastidious—severe pruning in the winter, regular ploughing, crop-thinning, de-leafing, manicuring the clusters in the summer—and allows perfect ripening of the fruit. Grapes are manually harvested over just two days and sorted before crush.

Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix purchased half a share of Petrus in the early 1960s and are largely credited with its rise to fame. The company also owns many other properties in both Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, including Magdelaine, Belair-Monange, La Fleur-Petrus, Lafleur-Gazin, Lagrange, Latour a Pomerol, Hosanna, and Trotanoy.