2005 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WS 100
  • WE 100
  • NM 99
  • WA 97
  • IWC 96
  • JR 96

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Reg: $4,250.00

$3,895.00

In Stock: 3 btls
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ETA: Pending

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WS 100
Wine Spectator, March 2008
A sleeping giant. Dark ruby in color showing aromas of blackberry cèpe and green olive with a hint of mineral. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and a supercaressing mouthfeel. Turns to coffee dark chocolate and berry... A sleeping giant. Dark ruby in color showing aromas of blackberry cèpe and green olive with a hint of mineral. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and a supercaressing mouthfeel. Turns to coffee dark chocolate and berry. Chewy yet balanced. Very very long in the mouth. The finish is absolutely breathtaking. Best after 2013. –JS
WE 100
Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
As so often, Pétrus has the ability to charm and impress, to seduce and overwhelm. This 2005, one of the greatest vintages from this great chateau, is massive and concentrated, with flavors of ripe black figs, chocolate... As so often, Pétrus has the ability to charm and impress, to seduce and overwhelm. This 2005, one of the greatest vintages from this great chateau, is massive and concentrated, with flavors of ripe black figs, chocolate and dark plums. Put that all together and the result is the utmost deliciousness, freshness and elegance. A major wine. Imported by Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix.
NM 99
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Petrus 2005 might not be the cheapest wine that has ever been made, but if somebody else is paying it will blow you away. Unsurprisingly, it is bestowed with a more nuanced bouquet than the Le Pin ’05. It is... The Petrus 2005 might not be the cheapest wine that has ever been made, but if somebody else is paying it will blow you away. Unsurprisingly, it is bestowed with a more nuanced bouquet than the Le Pin ’05. It is beautifully defined, crystalline, with vibrant red berry fruit, minerals, iris and smoke. This is utterly profound. The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, slightly savoury fruit with an iron-rich finish. There is amazing persistence here, a Petrus that has finally decided to join the ranks of the great vintages from this Pomerol estate such as the 1970, 1989 and 1998. Sensational, seductive and serious.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
97+ Offering pure black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, the inky ruby/purple 2005 Petrus is still very young and unyielding, but super-concentrated, powerful, full-bodied and primordial. It is much more backward than the... 97+ Offering pure black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, the inky ruby/purple 2005 Petrus is still very young and unyielding, but super-concentrated, powerful, full-bodied and primordial. It is much more backward than the likes of Lafleur, Trotanoy or Hosanna. Nevertheless, it is super-rich, extracted, beautifully balanced and pure. Forget it for another 10-15 years, and drink it over the following half-century. This may well be among the longest-lived wines of 2005. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
(96+) Deep red. Knockout nose combines raspberry mulberry coffee minerals and sexy coconutty oak. Strong yet silky on the attack then strikingly deep in the middle with superb inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of... (96+) Deep red. Knockout nose combines raspberry mulberry coffee minerals and sexy coconutty oak. Strong yet silky on the attack then strikingly deep in the middle with superb inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of boysenberry minerals and flowers. This boasts palate-staining fruit and grip of steel. A powerfully structured profound wine with extraordinary energy from fruit picked very early. This great but backward wine should evolve in bottle for three or four decades.
JR 96
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2017
(19/20) Tasted blind. Very savoury and appetising. Round and sweet. A real charmer with such great balance that I swallowed it! Really lovely. No rough edges. Long.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2005

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.