2011 Petrus Bordeaux Blend

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

Reviews for 2011 Petrus Bordeaux Blend

WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - 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 - 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
James Suckling - 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 - 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 - 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
Neil Mechanic - 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.