2003 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 98
  • IWC 93
  • WA 93

Reg: $2,624.94

$2,499.94

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Reg: $2,624.94

$2,499.94

This product is
out of stock

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WS 98
Wine Spectator, March 2006
Extraordinary nose of berry chocolate and flowers. Amazing jaw-dropping quality. Full-bodied with supersilky seductive tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Out of this world. Best after 2014. 2000 cases made... Extraordinary nose of berry chocolate and flowers. Amazing jaw-dropping quality. Full-bodied with supersilky seductive tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Out of this world. Best after 2014. 2000 cases made. –JS
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
Deep healthy red-ruby color. Multidimensional aromas of mulberry plum smoked meat leather and mocha are at once vibrant and slightly wild. Then sweet densely packed and powerful and showing little or no sign of the... Deep healthy red-ruby color. Multidimensional aromas of mulberry plum smoked meat leather and mocha are at once vibrant and slightly wild. Then sweet densely packed and powerful and showing little or no sign of the excesses of the vintage. This has a wonderfully tactile texture and great breadth on the back end. The tannins are sweet but firm and serious giving the wine outstanding grip-even a touch of youthful austerity-for a 2003 from the right bank. This really coats the mouth. I'd keep my hands off this wine for at least seven or eight years.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
An early September harvest in this hot year produced a 2003 that has reached full maturity. It offers notes of roasted coffee, melted chocolate, figs and black cherry jam. There are some rustic tannins in the finish, but... An early September harvest in this hot year produced a 2003 that has reached full maturity. It offers notes of roasted coffee, melted chocolate, figs and black cherry jam. There are some rustic tannins in the finish, but this expansive, rich Petrus displays far more intensity and complexity than most expected given the difficulties in Pomerol in 2003. It should be consumed over the next 4-6 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2003

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.