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2009 Chateau Petrus Reviews

2009 Chateau Petrus Reviews

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2009 Chateau Petrus Reviews

100 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“An opulent Petrus very much in the stylistic family of the 1990, this 100% Merlot has a dense plum/purple color and a sweet nose of mulberries, black cherries, some subtle toast, and licorice as well as a floral element. A wine of great intensity, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and full-bodied, stunning concentration, the 2009 Petrus 2009 is everything one would expect of it. Given the sweetness of its tannin, much like the 1990, I suspect this wine will always be “open for business,” appealing even in its youth.”

99 Pointz James Suckling

“Tons of truffle and chocolate make this lush and fleshy Pomerol very seductive. The power and concentration are impressive, but right at the opulent and silky finish there's just a hint of warmth from the alcohol.”

99 Pointz Wine Spectator

“This offers a beautiful balance between its two sides: dark fig, roasted plum, and toast flavors versus racy raspberry, cassis, and perfumy black tea notes. Silky overall, but with terrific latent grip and a mouthwatering minerality that drives through the finish, pulling out extra fruit paste and charred spice hints. Very, very impressive range.”

98 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“Rich, sweet, and concentrated, with a definite spicy character and sweet, soft tannins. This is richer than many Pétrus in the past, textured like velvet, but with final acidity.”

98 Pointz Vinous

“The 2009 Petrus is surprisingly backward on the nose compared directly with the 2009 Le Pin, demanding a lot of coaxing. Initially broody, it then begins to flourish with wild strawberry, cranberry, crushed stone, and black truffle, all beautifully defined but very succinct. The palate is medium-bodied with silky tannins lending an almost cashmere texture. Hints of leather and mocha infused the mainly red fruit, but where this Petrus really shines is within the unearthly precision on the finish and the enormously long aftertaste. Brilliant.”

97 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar

“Dark ruby. Ripe red cherry, cocoa, exotic herbs, soy sauce, sweet spices, and a hint of licorice on the showy, opulent nose. At once fat and juicy, with firm-edged dark berry flavors contributing very good grip and backbone to softer, fleshier plum, black cherry, chocolate syrup, and sexy Oriental spice flavors. Finishes juicy, minty, and fresh, with very broad, lingering notes of sweet ripe dark berries and milk chocolate.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

100 Pointz Decanter

“Truly flavorsome, the blackberry, raspberry puree, and rich black cherry fruits here are dense, generous, and fully ripe, but manage to retain a savory rosemary, coffee bean, and black olive edge. It makes you smile involuntarily, in that way that great wine does. You almost want to forbid people from eating anything with this wine, at least for the first glass, and certainly forbid them from putting it on a table with other trophy wines where its impact will be softened. It demands - and should receive - full concentration. Textured slate runs through the mid-palate and brings a jolt of minerality through the finish. You could drink this today after carafing but you just know that it's barely out of the starting blocks.”

18/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine

“Blackcurrant freshness and direction. Rather chewy. Real lift. Cool and gorgeous.”


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