Vintage 2010 - 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.
Vintage 2010 - The Petrus 2010 is a force of nature. It has a voluptuous bouquet with ripe black cherries, crème de cassis, blueberry and peach jam. It has crystalline delineation - modern yet sophisticated. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet ripe entry, rounded and velvety smooth tannins, perfectly judged acidity, harmonious with a long powerful aftertaste. It is more approachable than a year ago, bridled with a sense of completeness. Mesmeric. Tasted January 2014.