2008 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • JL 98
  • WA 97
  • WE 97
  • VN 96
  • DC 96
  • VN 95
  • JS 94
  • WS 93

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Reg: $7,500.00

$6,623.00

This product is
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JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2017
Really tight at the moment, and clearly not showing all it has to offer. Still, it's impossible not to get the richness, luxurious textures, power, concentration and opulence. The fruit shows a beautiful sense of purity... expand Really tight at the moment, and clearly not showing all it has to offer. Still, it's impossible not to get the richness, luxurious textures, power, concentration and opulence. The fruit shows a beautiful sense of purity, elegance and weight, while also being light on its feet. I'm sure, another 10-15 years will be needed before it comes close to peak. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2008+Petrus collapse
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
It is hard to call Petrus a “sleeper of the vintage,” but the 2008 will merit more attention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in only 25,000 bottles of this beauty. A wine... expand It is hard to call Petrus a “sleeper of the vintage,” but the 2008 will merit more attention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in only 25,000 bottles of this beauty. A wine of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 25-30+ years.- RP collapse
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Gorgeous, smooth wine, perhaps even more intense than in past vintages. The tannins are totally enveloped by the ripe plum and damson fruits. Complex, powerful, layered and opulent, this is a wine for the long term.
VN 96
Vinous, February 2011
The 2008 Pétrus has a classic Pomerol nose, perhaps darker fruit than other vintages, blackberry and briary, a touch of truffle and minerals. I love the definition here, the cool restraint. The palate is medium-bodied... expand The 2008 Pétrus has a classic Pomerol nose, perhaps darker fruit than other vintages, blackberry and briary, a touch of truffle and minerals. I love the definition here, the cool restraint. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a fine bead of acidity, chalky and tensile with moderate depth. There is a sense of composure, maybe even conservatism attached to this Pétrus that sports a mineral-driven and (at least for this Pomerol) almost austere finish compared to the 2009 or 2010. But it is a lovely wine that is only just beginning to open. Haunting. (Tasted at BI Wine & Spirit’s annual 10-Year On tasting.)- NM collapse
DC 96
Decanter, January 2018
Tight and firm, yet with incredibly embracing tannins that are still in their early phase of evolution, even though it is 100% Merlot. It's a trick that basically nobody else in Pomerol can pull off to quite this extent... expand Tight and firm, yet with incredibly embracing tannins that are still in their early phase of evolution, even though it is 100% Merlot. It's a trick that basically nobody else in Pomerol can pull off to quite this extent. Some liquorice kicks through, along with dark plum and blackberry fruits, touches of white pepper and coffee bean. Extremely enjoyable and still extremely young. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/petrus-pomerol-bordeaux-france-2008-18360#kGiAieYW6FwqrJDw.99 collapse
VN 95
Vinous, July 2011
Deep ruby-purple. Captivating aromas of blackberry black cherry flowers licorice and Oriental spices are lifted by hints of white pepper and soy sauce. Rich and concentrated yet suave on entry then sweet but with... expand Deep ruby-purple. Captivating aromas of blackberry black cherry flowers licorice and Oriental spices are lifted by hints of white pepper and soy sauce. Rich and concentrated yet suave on entry then sweet but with outstanding grip in the middle with harmonious acidity providing terrific lift and definition to the multifaceted opulent flavors of dark berries mocha iron and spices. This massive exotic wine coats the entire palate without conveying any impression of weight; its remarkably smooth finish lasts for minutes. One of the top three wines of the vintage and a remarkable Petrus. 95+ collapse
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, December 2010
There's so much floral and berry character on the nose and palate here. It's full-bodied and very dense with lots of fine and delicate tannins. Winemaker Ol iver Berrouet calls it a classic Bordeaux in style and I have to... expand There's so much floral and berry character on the nose and palate here. It's full-bodied and very dense with lots of fine and delicate tannins. Winemaker Ol iver Berrouet calls it a classic Bordeaux in style and I have to agree with him because of the fine tannins, fresh acidity, and beautiful reserve fruit. Lovely sweet berry and chocolate finish to the wine. Try in in five to six years. collapse
WS 93
Wine Spectator, April 2011
This has texture and range that's a step up from the pack, with a gorgeous, silky feel to the ripe but restrained cherry, raspberry and damson plum notes that are layered with hints of black tea, incense and mineral. The... expand This has texture and range that's a step up from the pack, with a gorgeous, silky feel to the ripe but restrained cherry, raspberry and damson plum notes that are layered with hints of black tea, incense and mineral. The long finish is more about poise than power. Lovely. Drink now through 2020.–JM collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2008
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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.