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The delicious 2007 is the first Petrus in a number of years that can be drunk immediately. Relatively big for the vintage, it offers a dark plum/ruby/purple color as well as aromas of mulberries, black cherries, cedarwood, and soil undertones, loads of fruit, a plump, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, silky tannins, and low acidity. It should drink nicely for 15 or more years. Drink 2010-2025.
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This has a surprisingly light nose for Petrus. It wakes up after 2-3 minutes with some attractive brambly fruit, Doris plum and a touch of dried orange peel. The palate is much better; very good fruit concentration, superb balance with lovely grainy tannins. Very natural and defined with notes of blackberry leaf, briary, a touch of earth. After five minutes it begins to show its breeding. Great persistency towards the finish whilst the nose begins to coalesce. Needs patience but worth it! Tasted April 2008.
Wonderful aromas of violet, rose and blackberry. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium-to-long finish. Pretty
Mid purplish crimson. Notably more ‘warmth’ on the nose than most Moueix wines – even a bit of breadth and complexity. A hint of putty – could this be the clay?! Truly mouthfilling and a decisive step up from everything else in the Moueix stable this year. Real life and interest. A thoroughly complete wine that shows the superiority of the vineyard here – but at this stage it seems far from the most seductive vintage of Pétrus. Drink 2018-30
Saturated ruby-red. Complex nose melds black raspberry, minerals, bitter chocolate and some enticing floral high tones. Very suave on entry, then densely packed and vibrant, with mouthcoating flavors of blackberry and licorice. Finishes with ripe, integrated tannins and lovely lingering violet perfume.
Bramble, black plum and cassis are all there giving a complex richness to the nose. The palate is fleshed out by the rich mix of black fruits, the mouth filling suppleness enhanced by the ripeness of the tannins. Despite all this power there is an underlying fragrance and real elegance showing on the finish.
Sweet fruited and balanced with red berry and spice notes. There's a depth of fruit but not the power and intensity of 2005 or 2006. Less massive and more elegant in style, the finish long and clean. Drink 2015-2030. 4 stars.