2009 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 100
  • WS 99
  • IWC 97

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$4,402.94

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Reg: $4,623.94

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
An opulent Petrus very much in the stylistic family of the 1990 this 100% Merlot has a dense plum/purple color and a sweet nose of mulberries black cherries some subtle toast and licorice as well as a floral element. A... An opulent Petrus very much in the stylistic family of the 1990 this 100% Merlot has a dense plum/purple color and a sweet nose of mulberries black cherries some subtle toast and licorice as well as a floral element. A wine of great intensity a multidimensional mouthfeel and full-bodied stunning concentration the 2009 Petrus is everything one would expect of it. Given the sweetness of its tannin much like the 1990 I suspect this wine will always be "open for business" appealing even in its youth. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2050+.
WS 99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This offers a beautiful balance between its two sides: dark fig roasted plum and toast flavors versus racy raspberry cassis and perfumy black tea notes. Silky overall but with terrific latent grip and a mouthwatering... This offers a beautiful balance between its two sides: dark fig roasted plum and toast flavors versus racy raspberry cassis and perfumy black tea notes. Silky overall but with terrific latent grip and a mouthwatering minerality that drives through the finish pulling out extra fruit paste and charred spice hints. Very very impressive range. Best from 2018 through 2035.
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2010
(100% merlot; 14.2% alcohol; 3.8 pH; 40 ha/hl; a 65% selection; 50% new oak) Fully saturated ruby-red. Mindblowingly intense utterly hedonistic nose redolent of sexy superripe blueberry and blackcurrant complicated by... (100% merlot; 14.2% alcohol; 3.8 pH; 40 ha/hl; a 65% selection; 50% new oak) Fully saturated ruby-red. Mindblowingly intense utterly hedonistic nose redolent of sexy superripe blueberry and blackcurrant complicated by sweet Oriental spices cocoa and coffee. Then creamy-smooth and downright voluptuous with superconcentrated blackberry blueberry and plum flavors complemented by delicate smoke and flint nuances. The utterly palate-saturating finish features silky-smooth tannins and finishing fruits spices and minerals that go on for minutes thanks to harmonious acidity. I should note that the strength of finishing minerality goes beyond what I usually associate with this wine. The final wine may contain 1% cabernet franc but that decision had not been made at the time of this tasting. This wine merits 100 points on the strength of its nose alone.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2009

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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.