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2005 Chateau Petrus Reviews

2005 Chateau Petrus Reviews

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2005 Chateau Petrus Reviews

100 Pointz Vinous

“The 2005 Petrus is dazzling. Rich, ample, and explosive, the 2005 possesses magnificent density from start to finish. An exotic mélange of cedar, blood orange, spicebox, mint, and dried flowers leads into a core of deep, concentrated fruit. All the elements meld together seamlessly in a Petrus that simply has it all. Readers fortunate enough to taste it will find a statuesque, monumental Petrus that is both powerful and refined. The 2005 continued to improve as I tasted it into the second day. It is without question one of the standout wines of 2005.”

100 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“As so often, Pétrus has the ability to charm and impress, to seduce and overwhelm. This 2005, one of the greatest vintages from this great chateau, is massive and concentrated, with flavors of ripe black figs, chocolate, and dark plums. Put that all together and the result is the utmost deliciousness, freshness, and elegance. A major wine.”

100 Pointz Wine Spectator

“A sleeping giant. Dark ruby in color, showing aromas of blackberry, cèpe, and green olive, with a hint of mineral. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a supercaressing mouthfeel. Turns to coffee, dark chocolate, and berry. Chewy yet balanced. Very, very long in the mouth. The finish is absolutely breathtaking.”

97 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Offering pure black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, the inky ruby/purple 2005 Petrus is still very young and unyielding, but super-concentrated, powerful, full-bodied, and primordial. It is much more backward than the likes of Lafleur, Trotanoy or Hosanna. Nevertheless, it is super-rich, extracted, beautifully balanced, and pure. Forget it for another 10-15 years, and drink it over the following half-century. This may well be among the longest-lived wines of 2005.”

96 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar

“Deep red. Knockout nose combines raspberry, mulberry, coffee, minerals, and sexy coconutty oak. Strong yet silky on the attack, then strikingly deep in the middle, with superb inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of boysenberry, minerals, and flowers. This boasts palate-staining fruit and grip of steel. A powerfully structured, profound wine with extraordinary energy, from fruit picked very early. This great but backward wine should evolve in bottle for three or four decades.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

19/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine

“Tasted blind. Very savoury and appetising. Round and sweet. A real charmer with such great balance that I swallowed it! Really lovely. No rough edges. Long.”


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