2011 Petrus Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 97
  • WA 95
  • JS 95
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94

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WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, June 2014
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.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
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.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, January 2014
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.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, April 2012
A strong pebbly feel weaves through the crushed damson plum and linzer torte notes with a sweet spice edge starting to peek out on the bitter cherry-tinged finish. Not tightly knit yet but shows solid length and... A strong pebbly feel weaves through the crushed damson plum and linzer torte notes with a sweet spice edge starting to peek out on the bitter cherry-tinged finish. Not tightly knit yet but shows solid length and concentration for the vintage. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
Opaque ruby. Reticent nose is less aromatically explosive than usual at this early stage but still offers great depth of pure cassis violet and coffees aromas. Then very elegant on the palate with rich ripe but tightly... Opaque ruby. Reticent nose is less aromatically explosive than usual at this early stage but still offers great depth of pure cassis violet and coffees aromas. Then very elegant on the palate with rich ripe but tightly wound cassis and chocolately flavors nicely framed by silky tannins. Finishes lively floral and long. Considering its concentration and density this is an almost charming Petrus.
JJB 96
JJ Buckley, April 2012
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2011

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.