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2003 Chateau Petrus Reviews

2003 Chateau Petrus Reviews

Learn More About the 2003 Chateau Petus Through its Reviews.

2003 Chateau Petrus Reviews

98 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Extraordinary nose of berry, chocolate, and flowers. Amazing, jaw-dropping quality. Full-bodied, with supersilky, seductive tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Out of this world.”

96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“One of the great successes of 2003, and a surprise given the problems with Merlot in Pomerol. This is a powerfully huge wine, but its fruit is so rich, so superb that the tannins have just become part of a complete whole.”

93 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“An early September harvest in this hot year produced a 2003 that has reached full maturity. It offers notes of roasted coffee, melted chocolate, figs and black cherry jam. There are some rustic tannins in the finish, but this expansive, rich Petrus displays far more intensity and complexity than most expected given the difficulties in Pomerol in 2003.”

93 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar

“Deep, healthy red-ruby color. Multidimensional aromas of mulberry, plum, smoked meat, leather, and mocha are at once vibrant and slightly wild. Then sweet, densely packed, and powerful, and showing little or no sign of the excesses of the vintage. This has a wonderfully tactile texture and great breadth on the back end. The tannins are sweet but firm and serious, giving the wine outstanding grip-even a touch of youthful austerity-for a 2003 from the right bank. This really coats the mouth.”

92 Pointz Vinous

“The 2003 Petrus was born in a difficult vintage for Pomerol, although its blue clay a.k.a 'smectite' soils probably gave Christian Moueix and Jean-Claude Berrouet a slight advantage given its propensity to retain moisture and prevent hydric stress. … After a timid opening it settles down with attractive mulberry, wild strawberry, and clove scents, quite rich but not overpowering. I would argue that it is not as detailed as other vintages. The palate is very well balanced and surprisingly well defined considering the heat of that summer. Rich and opulent for Petrus (maybe the most opulent that Jean-Claude Berrouet ever made) and yet it retains a sense of symmetry and freshness on the finish that I think is unique to this Pomerol. Who says there is no such thing as terroir?”


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