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2009 Château Petrus

abv 14.5%
  • 100 WA
  • 99 WS
  • 100 IWC
  • 95 JR
  • 99 JS
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SKU: 56193-2009

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 100

    (100% merlot; 14.2% alcohol; 3.8 pH; 40 ha/hl; a 65% selection; 50% new oak) Fully saturated ruby-red. Mindblowingly intense, utterly hedonistic nose redolent of sexy, superripe blueberry and blackcurrant complicated by sweet Oriental spices, cocoa and coffee. Then creamy-smooth and downright voluptuous, with superconcentrated blackberry, blueberry and plum flavors complemented by delicate smoke and flint nuances. The utterly palate-saturating finish features silky-smooth tannins and finishing fruits, spices and minerals that go on for minutes thanks to harmonious acidity. I should note that the strength of finishing minerality goes beyond what I usually associate with this wine. The final wine may contain 1% cabernet franc, but that decision had not been made at the time of this tasting. This wine merits 100 points on the strength of its nose alone.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    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.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2060
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: March 2019 Week 2
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    Started picking 18/9 Sep but waited for rains. Mostly picked 1 Oct. Atypical phenological cycle. More like hot places. Acid higher than for most hot years.Very dark crimson. Very subtle and exciting on the nose. Really rich and round and vibrant. Very sweet and exciting. So luscious. Great richness, A certain gentleness of texture. Exciting. Very well mastered - no excess. Very rich too. The tannins very well hidden.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 99

    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.
    Drink Dates: 2018-2038
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Mar 31, 2012
  • Vinous | Rating: 98

    The 2009 Petrus has a delineated and focused bouquet with subtle fireside hearth/ash-like scents infusing the sensual red fruit, hints of Earl Grey emerging with time in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, demonstrating a little more backbone than the 2009 Le Pin. Just a tad more grip, possibly due to some Cabernet Franc lends another dimension towards the persistent finish. You could possibly broach this now with decanting but it needs another year or two. Profound. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2060
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: Mar 2019
  • James Suckling | Rating: 99

    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. Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019)
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: RaViCo
Petrus is a made almost entirely of Merlot grapes grown in Bordeaux's right bank Pomerol appellation. Although never officially classified, the chateau has long been considered on par with the First Growths from the left bank. The ownership of the estate has passed between the Arnaud family in the 19th century, to Madame Loubat at the end of WWII, and finally to Jean-Pierre Moueix in recent years. Petrus's clay soil is rich in iron and the estate's average vine age is 40 years. Chateau Petrus produces approximately 3,000 cases of wine each year. The most legendary vintages for Petrus include 1945, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1959, and 1961, in addition to recent success in 1982, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2003. Petrus's flavor profile typically features aromas of ripe mulberry, black currant and spicy vanilla oak. The wine has incredible power, depth and richness which allow it to age for decades.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 301 bottles owned
  • 52 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 100
    (Out of 52 collectors)