Vintage 2009 - An opulent Petrus very much in the stylistic family of the 1990, this 100% Merlot has a dense plum/purple colour 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+.
Vintage 2009 - Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Petrus 2009 has a wonderful graphite tinged bouquet with blackberry, truffle and pencil lead. Utterly composed. The palate is medium-bodied with wonderful purity, filigree tannins, a mineral core and a finish where everything is precise and perfectly place. This is a wine of immense breeding, multi-dimensional and yet once its identity was revealed, you just know it’s going to get better and better with each passing year. Outstanding, but every bottle should come with a free cellar, padlock and key.