2001 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • WS 95
  • JR 95
  • IWC 92

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Reg: $2,945.94

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2004
The 2001 Petrus (2160 cases produced) exhibits more depth and richness than any other Pomerol I tasted. Its deep saturated ruby/plum/purple color is accompanied by a tight but promising bouquet of vanilla cherry liqueur... The 2001 Petrus (2160 cases produced) exhibits more depth and richness than any other Pomerol I tasted. Its deep saturated ruby/plum/purple color is accompanied by a tight but promising bouquet of vanilla cherry liqueur melted licorice black currants and notions of truffles and earth. Rich full-bodied and surprisingly thick as well as intense there is plenty of structure underlying the wealth of fruit and extract. Give it 3-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades as it promises to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage not to mention one of the most concentrated.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2004
This is very youthful almost like a barrel sample. Some might say it is still in a dumb stage yet there's plenty of body and richness with blackberry and toasted oak character verging on coffee. Very long. A... This is very youthful almost like a barrel sample. Some might say it is still in a dumb stage yet there's plenty of body and richness with blackberry and toasted oak character verging on coffee. Very long. A beauty.--Pétrus vertical. Best after 2007. 2000 cases made. (JS)
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, December 2011
Very thick and sweet. Dense and spicy. Rich. Dry finish. Jewelly. Very sweet. Round. Really chocolatey and rich. Fun. This has to be Pétrus, surely? 18.5/20
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2004
Medium red-ruby. Very ripe but subdued nose hints at mulberry, caramel, toffee, iron and nutty oak. Very ripe, broad and deep but quite closed today; lush and full but classically dry and light on its feet. Red berry and... Medium red-ruby. Very ripe but subdued nose hints at mulberry, caramel, toffee, iron and nutty oak. Very ripe, broad and deep but quite closed today; lush and full but classically dry and light on its feet. Red berry and mineral flavors coat the palate. Builds impressively on the very long, gripping finish. I would not be surprised if this very suave Petrus merited a higher score a decade down the road. 92+
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2001

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.