2010 Petrus Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • JS 100
  • IWC 99
  • WE 98
  • NM 98
  • WA 98
  • WS 98
  • JL 97

Reviews for 2010 Petrus Bordeaux Blend

JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is extraordinary. It is just like 1989 (100 points for me) but it is even more refined and defined. It's so deep and compelling. I put my nose in the glass and I knew it was perfection. Full yet super refined. So so... This is extraordinary. It is just like 1989 (100 points for me) but it is even more refined and defined. It's so deep and compelling. I put my nose in the glass and I knew it was perfection. Full yet super refined. So so long. It just builds and builds with flavor like a tiny light in the sky that becomes a falling star. It is phenomenal. The analytical figures for the wine are off the charts with 15 percent more tannin than 2009 a pH of 3.5 and 14.5% alcohol.
IWC 99
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Good fully saturated ruby. Complex brooding nose offers aromas of ripe plum blackberry jam violet cocoa syrup and Oriental spices; though deep and opulent the nose is much less forward and exotic than either the 2008 or... Good fully saturated ruby. Complex brooding nose offers aromas of ripe plum blackberry jam violet cocoa syrup and Oriental spices; though deep and opulent the nose is much less forward and exotic than either the 2008 or 2009. The palate offers outstanding intensity to the blackcurrant cocoa and spice flavors but this very densely packed Petrus manages to remain light on its feet. Saturates the entire mouth finishing with very creamy tannins and great lift. A big wine that reminded me of the 1975. Jean-Claude Berrouet liked this comparison noting that both vintages produced berries with the same thick skins and wines with similar acidity levels but pointed out that the 2010 is less accessible than the 1975 was at the same stage of development. There's also more alcohol in the 2010. Wine lovers with very deep pockets might want to take note that the '09 (the wine of that vintage in my book) and '10 Petrus are this property's best back-to-back duo in some time.
WE 98
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
Hugely full-bodied wine with the ripest fruit black plum juice and spice. The tannins are very dense balanced of course with acidity. The end is beautiful structured.
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
Tasted at the chateau leaving the sample to open over five minutes the nose unfurls enticingly in the glass. The bouquet displays extraordinary concentration with dark berries boysenberry crushed stone and a touch of... Tasted at the chateau leaving the sample to open over five minutes the nose unfurls enticingly in the glass. The bouquet displays extraordinary concentration with dark berries boysenberry crushed stone and a touch of crushed violet. Sumptuous like the 2009 but with a touch more delineation. The palate is medium-bodied but incredibly powerful a maelstrom of flavours: dark cherries briary candied orange peel a hint of spice but what is ethereal is the precision and clarity on the finish is stunning and defines the 2010 in its youth. Very sensual very complete very Petrus.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: One of the most concentrated and massive Petrus offerings I have ever tasted yields in 2010 were 35 hectoliters per hectare and the grapes were harvested between September 27 and October 2. The wine achieved 14.5%... 2010: One of the most concentrated and massive Petrus offerings I have ever tasted yields in 2010 were 35 hectoliters per hectare and the grapes were harvested between September 27 and October 2. The wine achieved 14.5% natural alcohol versus the 14.4% that was attained in 2009. Petrus has reduced its use of new oak over the last decade now averaging under 50%. The 2010's dense purple color is followed by classic aromas of mulberries black cherries black currants licorice mocha caramel and truffles. Full-bodied multi-dimensional and impressively pure with high but sweet well-integrated tannins this 2010 should drink well for 30+ years.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Still tightly wound offering lots of briar linzer torte and spice cake flavors with a dark licorice snap note lacing up the finish. There's lots of grip to this which is a more structured version of Merlot than a wine... Still tightly wound offering lots of briar linzer torte and spice cake flavors with a dark licorice snap note lacing up the finish. There's lots of grip to this which is a more structured version of Merlot than a wine like the sleek fruit-driven Le Pin. But shows a mouthwatering pebbly feel that should unwind slowly over a long stretch of time.
JL 97
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Petrus - This deep ruby tinted wine opens with complex aromatics of flowers black raspberry jammy plums and chocolate. Powerful structured intense deep structured and mouth coating with densely packed ripe racy plums... Petrus - This deep ruby tinted wine opens with complex aromatics of flowers black raspberry jammy plums and chocolate. Powerful structured intense deep structured and mouth coating with densely packed ripe racy plums. Elegance sensuality and refined power ending with a complex finish that remains on your palate for close to one full minute that morphs from dark spicy fruit to red berries. Petrus fanatics will be forced to pay even more money for the 2010 as the estate produced 10% less wine in this vintage they did in 2009. The wine will be aged in 50% new oak for 18-20 months.
JJB 98
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
Finished wine will be aged in 50% new oak. The initially reserved aromas quickly open up to reveal a pure expression of the estate's terroir. Fresh spices and herbs mingle with notes of loamy earth along with exotic... Finished wine will be aged in 50% new oak. The initially reserved aromas quickly open up to reveal a pure expression of the estate's terroir. Fresh spices and herbs mingle with notes of loamy earth along with exotic mineral scents of iodine and iron. The medium-weighted palate is almost weightless in its presence with fresh and complex dark fruit flavors at the core surrounded by thyme and caraway seeds. The overall impression is of a seamless wine with an effortless finish supported by the barest of tannins. Approachable in a few years but enjoy 2020-2040.