2000 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • WS 98
  • IWC 96

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
A prodigious Petrus this wine has that extra level of intensity and complexity that is monumental. The magic is clearly Petrus and the 2000 will always be an interesting vintage to compare to another legend in the making... A prodigious Petrus this wine has that extra level of intensity and complexity that is monumental. The magic is clearly Petrus and the 2000 will always be an interesting vintage to compare to another legend in the making the 1998 or more recently of course the 2005 2008 and 2009. Extremely full-bodied with great fruit purity an unmistakable note of underbrush black truffle intense black cherries licorice and mulberry the wine seems to show no evidence of oak whatsoever. It has a sumptuous unctuous texture plenty of tannin but also vibrancy and brightness. This is a remarkable wine that seems slightly more structured and massive than the 1998 which comes across as slightly more seamless as if it were haute couture. This wine needs at least another 5-10 years of cellaring and should age for 50+ years.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2004
Dark color with loads of smoky grilled meat and ripe fruit aromas. Lots of violets. Full-bodied with fine tannins and a superlong finish. Solid and tight. Like a tightly wound piece of silk string. Just as I remember... Dark color with loads of smoky grilled meat and ripe fruit aromas. Lots of violets. Full-bodied with fine tannins and a superlong finish. Solid and tight. Like a tightly wound piece of silk string. Just as I remember it.--Pétrus non-blind vertical. Best after 2012. -JS
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2003
Bright ruby-red. Knockout nose combines mulberry raspberry liqueur toffee iron and minerals. Silky and thick on entry then extremely dense and backward in the middle palate with superripe notes of liqueur game and... Bright ruby-red. Knockout nose combines mulberry raspberry liqueur toffee iron and minerals. Silky and thick on entry then extremely dense and backward in the middle palate with superripe notes of liqueur game and truffle. A remarkably impressive rather wild Petrus in an almost late-harvest style. Finishes with big thoroughly ripe tannins and gamey merlot flavors of roasted meats truffle and red berry liqueur. Like the 2000 Trotanoy this wine may not match the 1998 for sheer class but it's a massive flamboyantly rich wine with a good 30 to 40 years of development ahead of it.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2000

Label

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.