CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2000
A PRODIGIOUS PETRUS, THIS WINE HAS THAT EXTRA LEVEL OF INTENSITY AND COMPLEXITY THAT IS MONUMENTAL. THE MAGIC IS CLEARLY PETRUS, AND THE 2000 WILL ALWAYS BE AN INTERESTING VINTAGE TO COMPARE TO ANOTHER LEGEND IN THE MAKING, THE 1998, OR MORE RECENTLY, OF COURSE, THE 2005, 2008, AND 2009. EXTREMELY FULL-BODIED, WITH GREAT FRUIT PURITY, AN UNMISTAKABLE NOTE OF UNDERBRUSH, BLACK TRUFFLE, INTENSE BLACK CHERRIES, LICORICE, AND MULBERRY, THE WINE SEEMS TO SHOW NO EVIDENCE OF OAK WHATSOEVER. IT HAS A SUMPTUOUS, UNCTUOUS TEXTURE, PLENTY OF TANNIN, BUT ALSO VIBRANCY AND BRIGHTNESS. THIS IS A REMARKABLE WINE THAT SEEMS SLIGHTLY MORE STRUCTURED AND MASSIVE THAN THE 1998, WHICH COMES ACROSS AS SLIGHTLY MORE SEAMLESS, AS IF IT WERE HAUTE COUTURE. THIS WINE NEEDS AT LEAST ANOTHER 5-10 YEARS OF CELLARING AND SHOULD AGE FOR 50+ YEARS. 100 WA
2 BTS. PER LOT $12,500 - $14,500
May 16, 2017
Price Realised: $9,120
CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2000 (2) 100 WA
Château Pétrus is a Bordeaux, France, wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern border to Saint-Émilion. A small estate of just 11.4 hectares (28 acres), it produces a red wine entirely from Merlot grapes (since the end of 2010), and produces no second wine. The estate belongs to Jean-François Moueix and his children.
Although the wines of Pomerol have never been classified, Pétrus is widely regarded as the outstanding wine of the appellation.
Pétrus leads a duo of Pomerol estates in extreme prices, along with Le Pin, that rank consistently among the world’s most expensive wines.
CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2005
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.
100 WS 97 WA
3 BTS. PER LOT $10,800 - $12,500
September 20, 2016
CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2008
IT IS HARD TO CALL PETRUS A “SLEEPER OF THE VINTAGE,” BUT THE 2008 WILL MERIT MORE ATTENTION THAN MOST CONSUMERS WOULD THINK. LOW YIELDS OF 30 HECTOLITERS PER HECTARE RESULTED IN ONLY 25,000 BOTTLES OF THIS BEAUTY. A WINE OF GREAT INTENSITY (POSSIBLY THE MOST CONCENTRATED WINE OF THE VINTAGE), THIS 100% MERLOT BOASTS A DARK PURPLE COLOR AS WELL AS A SWEET PERFUME OF MOCHA, CARAMEL, BLACK CHERRIES, BLACK CURRANTS, EARTH AND FOREST FLOOR. DEEP, UNCTUOUSLY TEXTURED, FULL-BODIED AND PURE, IT WILL BENEFIT FROM 4-5 YEARS OF CELLARING AND SHOULD DRINK WELL FOR 25-30+ YEARS.
93 WS 97 WA
4 BTS. PER LOT $9,500 - $11,000
February 25, 2017
CHÂTEAU PÉTRUS 2009
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 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. ANTICIPATED MATURITY: 2016-2050+.
98 WS 100 WA
6 BTS. PER LOT $19,900 - $23,100
February 25, 2017
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