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2011 Petrus Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WE97
  • NM96
  • WA95
  • JR95
  • JS95
  • WS91
  • ST91

Reviews

WE97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
This extravagantly perfumed wine has great juicy, ripe fruits. The tannic structure is almost secondary in the welter of ripe fruits, but it is enough to promise aging. Acidity and rich fruitiness partner each other to... This extravagantly perfumed wine has great juicy, ripe fruits. The tannic structure is almost secondary in the welter of ripe fruits, but it is enough to promise aging. Acidity and rich fruitiness partner each other to give a wine that is both fresh and powerful. Drink from 2020.
NM96
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, January 2013
100% merlot. 11.5 hectare estate on blue clay soils with a high iron content. Vines average 45 years in age with yields of 35 hl/ha. Aged in 50% new oak. Opaque with a clay-like tint. Blackberry liqueur and cassis fruit... 100% merlot. 11.5 hectare estate on blue clay soils with a high iron content. Vines average 45 years in age with yields of 35 hl/ha. Aged in 50% new oak. Opaque with a clay-like tint. Blackberry liqueur and cassis fruit flavors seasoned with fresh brewed espresso and a hint of iron. A licorice mineral element kicks in on the mid-palate. This merlot is truly world class with acid and fruit in balance and its greatest virtue being its spectacularly seamless palate. Drinkable now yet this is Petrus' most tannic vintage on record. It's a truly confounding effort and I'm not sure what to make of it. One thing is for sure it lacks the structure of the 2010 and 2009. The estate director suggests that the 2011 will be aligned with the 2001 and will develop nicely in bottle. Approachable in its youth enjoy over the following 20 years. 65% of the production of this iconic estate went into the Petrus bottling this year.
WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
A dense ruby/purple-tinged color and restrained but intriguing aromas of kirsch, raspberry jam, wood spice, and mulberries are found in this full-bodied Petrus. An undeniable success in 2011, it is rich, layered and pure... A dense ruby/purple-tinged color and restrained but intriguing aromas of kirsch, raspberry jam, wood spice, and mulberries are found in this full-bodied Petrus. An undeniable success in 2011, it is rich, layered and pure with light to moderate tannin, but seems slightly less muscular and tannic compared to its stablemate, Trotanoy. Forget it for a few years and drink it over the following 25 years. Made from 100% Merlot, it tips the scales at 13.5% alcohol. In short, it is typically open-knit and already showing very well. This is quite opulent. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JR95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Deep glossy dark crimson. Warm, restrained hedgerow fruit, a little biscuity note, a little spicy. Really tangy and so full of energy and life, the fruit sings. Very expressive and the oak firmly in the back seat. Juicy... Deep glossy dark crimson. Warm, restrained hedgerow fruit, a little biscuity note, a little spicy. Really tangy and so full of energy and life, the fruit sings. Very expressive and the oak firmly in the back seat. Juicy and soft at the front and mid palate, though there is a density under there, a firm foundation, an underground concentration. Very very long and real volume building in the mouth. Builds and builds in the mouth. Caressing and long. 18.5/20 (JH)
JS95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
This is tight and firm, with blueberry and blackberry character, and hints of sweet tobacco. Some wet earth, too. Black olives. Full body and very tight, with ultra-fine tannins and a fresh finish. Powerful and muscular... This is tight and firm, with blueberry and blackberry character, and hints of sweet tobacco. Some wet earth, too. Black olives. Full body and very tight, with ultra-fine tannins and a fresh finish. Powerful and muscular. Try after 2023.
WS91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This sports sweet spice, bitter cherry and light briar notes, with lively, pebbly tannins guiding the finish. Slightly high-pitched notes of blood orange and red currant fill in as well. Delivers range and length, yet... This sports sweet spice, bitter cherry and light briar notes, with lively, pebbly tannins guiding the finish. Slightly high-pitched notes of blood orange and red currant fill in as well. Delivers range and length, yet lacks the depth of the top wines in this vintage. Best from 2015 through 2025. – JM
ST91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Good full ruby. Perfumed redcurrant, blackberry, violet and licorice on the closed nose; this is much more characterized by red fruits than usual, and has less of the Oriental spice elements that I typically associate... Good full ruby. Perfumed redcurrant, blackberry, violet and licorice on the closed nose; this is much more characterized by red fruits than usual, and has less of the Oriental spice elements that I typically associate with this wine. At once ripe and cool, showing very smooth, dense, seamless red berry, dark cherry and licorice flavors. Finishes very long, with ripe tannins and lovely verve, but this strikes me as a much lighter-styled Petrus than usual. 91+

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