2010 Château Petrus

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
abv 14.0%
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 99 IWC
  • 95 JR
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Merlot
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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The harvest at Petrus took place between September 27 and October 12, and the 2010 finished at 14.1% natural alcohol, which is slightly lower than the 2009's 14.5%. The 2010 reminds me somewhat of the pre-1975 vintages of Petrus, a monster-in-the-making, with loads of mulberry, coffee, licorice and black cherry notes with an overlay of enormous amounts of glycerin and depth. Stunningly rich, full-bodied and more tannic and classic than the 2009, this is an awesome Petrus, but probably needs to be forgotten for 8-10 years. It should last at least another 50 or more.
    Drink Dates: 2021 - 2071
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 205
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 99

    (14.5% alcohol; 100% merlot; 50% new oak) Good, fully saturated ruby. Complex, brooding nose offers aromas of ripe plum, blackberry jam, violet, cocoa syrup and Oriental spices; though deep and opulent, the nose is much less forward and exotic than either the 2008 or 2009. The palate offers outstanding intensity to the blackcurrant, cocoa and spice flavors, but this very densely packed Petrus manages to remain light on its feet. Saturates the entire mouth, finishing with very creamy tannins and great lift. A big wine that reminded me of the 1975. Jean-Claude Berrouet liked this comparison, noting that both vintages produced berries with the same thick skins, and wines with similar acidity levels, but pointed out that the 2010 is less accessible than the 1975 was at the same stage of development. There's also more alcohol in the 2010. Wine lovers with very deep pockets might want to take note that the '09 (the wine of that vintage, in my book) and '10 Petrus are this property's best back-to-back duo in some time.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 19

    100% Merlot. Very deep crimson indeed. Right out to the rim. Hugely intense and succulent. Really muscular and concentrated. Very firm indeed. Good richness to begin with. Lightly bitter on the end. Wonderful texture. Creamy, with real minerals and lushness on the nose. Great vivacity.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    This feels dense and unyielding now, with loads of grip supporting a dark, muscular and very backward core of bay leaf, tobacco, plum, blackberry and fig notes. Powerful, fresh and racy, with a tarry edge adding vivacity and drive to the lengthy, raspberry-dominated finish. The raspberry spine seems destined to win out after extended cellaring.
    Drink Dates: 2017-2035
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Mar 31, 2013
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    Having once described the 2010 Petrus as a “force of nature”, this bottle offers no reason to alter that view. It is still blessed with that sensual, opulent bouquet that you might even mistake for the 2009, laden with black cherries, blueberry and exotic scents of marmalade and fig jam. Is it too much? I actually hope this ostentatiousness is just a childhood phase and there is something more profound that will develop during adulthood. The palate is beautifully balanced, just like the 2009, harmonious and focused, the intensity and concentration thankfully offset by its acidity. There is just a touch of warmth emanating from the alcohol on the finish. It is going to be an awesome Petrus, although whether it will surpass the previous vintage…we will have to wait ten years until both attain maturity. Tasted blind at a private lunch in Hong Kong.
    Drink Dates: 2027 - 2060
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: Sep 2018
  • James Suckling | Rating: 100

    This a Petrus with extraordinary balance and depth. It shows such elegance in the nose with complexity of black olives, dark fruits, and flowers. The palate is full and ultra-velvety yet there is a cashmere quality to the texture. It takes your breath away. There's almost a Burgundian quality in the mouthfeel meaning it takes you deep into the soil and captivates your attention. Greatest modern vintage of Petrus ever? Try after 2018.
    Drink Dates: 2018+
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Saturday, February 2, 2013
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  • 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

    • 356 bottles owned
    • 36 collectors