A.O.C. Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Pétrus produces tiny quantities of wine that almost everyone has heard of, yet very few people are fortunate enough to taste. Everything at Pétrus is small-scale, apart from the greatness of the wine, and just over 2000 cases are made each year with phenomenal care and attention.
“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.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (Jun 2010)
Optimum Drinking Period: 2015-2065
Robert Parker: 100
Wine Spectator: 98
Stephen Tanzer: 96