2002 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 93
  • IWC 92
  • WA 90

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$1,695.00

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Reg: $2,250.00

$1,695.00

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2005
Gorgeous subtle aromas of crushed raspberries and light vanilla with hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied with wonderfully seductive silky tannins. Beautiful slinky finish. Pétrus is very fine indeed in this vintage... Gorgeous subtle aromas of crushed raspberries and light vanilla with hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied with wonderfully seductive silky tannins. Beautiful slinky finish. Pétrus is very fine indeed in this vintage. Not overdone all in the right place. Best after 2009. 1665 cases made. -JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2005
Good full red. Red plum minerals coffee cocoa powder and sexy oak on the nose. Densely packed and round but cool with rich full red fruit flavors spreading out to saturate the entire mouth. Just a hint of austerity to... Good full red. Red plum minerals coffee cocoa powder and sexy oak on the nose. Densely packed and round but cool with rich full red fruit flavors spreading out to saturate the entire mouth. Just a hint of austerity to remind the taster of the vintage. Finishes with excellent length for 2002 and good ripe tannins.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2005
...this wine exhibits a dark plum color and a somewhat monolithic foursquare personality with notes of plums black cherries licorice and some herbs and damp earth. Medium-bodied muscular and tannic but lacking some charm... ...this wine exhibits a dark plum color and a somewhat monolithic foursquare personality with notes of plums black cherries licorice and some herbs and damp earth. Medium-bodied muscular and tannic but lacking some charm and sweetness it should age nicely for 12-15 more years and possibly be even better than my score. Readers who buy it should not even attempt opening a bottle for at least 4-5 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2002

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.