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  • Country ranking ?

    24
  • Producer ranking ?

    1
  • Decanting time

    5h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    lamb in mild spices cooked at low temperature

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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 w...

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The Story

Drinking Pétrus may be an unforgettable experience. We has been lucky to have the opportunity to taste most of its great vintages. That is why wine enthusiasts often come to us for advice. First, WeI advise you to choose a good vintage, an excellent one if your wallet allows. If you taste a poor vintage, you will notice how it raises above most other wines of the same vintage, but you will miss the actual point of Pétrus.

Second, purchase w...

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Wine Information

2009 One of the greatest vintages of the last 60 years, and already a benchmark for its power and natural concentration

2008 Patience and perseverance were needed, with a wet and late start, an average summer,
but a wonderful indian summer allowing a perfect maturity.
Some exceptionnal viticultural successes.

2007 A vintage of challenges, with a very warm spring, a wet and cool summer and a beautiful month of September.
The early matu...

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Average Bottle Price

2023 2020 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
3 290€ +3.5% 3 180€ +7.2% 2 966€ +7.3% 2 763€ +24.6% 2 218€ -20.5% 2 790€ -10.5% 3 117€ -19.6% 3 879€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

Tasting note

color

Full, Ruby red and Healthy

ending

Long, Flavorful and Extensive

flavors

Blackcurrant, Leather, Tobacco, Blackberry, Mint and Vanilla

nose

Intense, Ripe, Seductive and Generous

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Warming, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Full-bodied, Ripe, Firm, Focused and Silky tannins

Verdict

Intelligent and Transparent

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle, is in a perfect condition and has by the neck level. Colour is ruby red, and looking healthy and full. On the nose it is intense, refined, ripe, seductive and generous. The taste is full, ripe, focused, perfumed, firm, with silky tannins, full-bodied and with perfectly balanced structure. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant, buttery, cedar, leather, plum, tobacco, mint and coffee flavours. The finish is endless, extensive and flavorful. This wine is transparent, intelligent and outstanding. I paid around 3k-5k€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years and decant at least over 4h before tasting.
  • 98p

The Petrus 2009 may well have a nose ahead of the 2010 as the two vie for supremacy and in an odd way, at this moment their respective personalities have more in common with the opposite vintage. The 2009 has lost a bit of its glossy veneer and become a tad more detailed and respectable, those pencil lead notes beautifully marrying with the blackberry and raspberry fruit, verisimilar to a Left Bank. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but sturdy tannin, more mineral-driven than the 2009, aristocratic and surfeit with almost indescribable complexity on the finish. I like how this 2009 is growing up, the direction it is heading. Tasted blind at a private lunch in Hong Kong.

  • 98p

Tons of truffle and chocolate make this lush and fleshy Pomerol very seductive. The power and concentration are impressive, but right at the opulent and silky finish there's just a hint of warmth from the alcohol. Drink or hold.

  • 99p

Started picking 18/9 Sep but waited for rains. Mostly picked 1 Oct. Atypical phenological cycle. More like hot places. Acid higher than for most hot years. Very dark crimson. Very subtle and exciting on the nose. Really rich and round and vibrant. Very sweet and exciting. So luscious. Great richness, A certain gentleness of texture. Exciting. Very well mastered – no excess. Very rich too. The tannins very well hidden.

  • 96p

Tasted blind. Mid bright crimson. Mild and well balanced without showiness. Very sweet. Thick, dense and rather essence-like. This should have a long life. Quite refreshing actually! Great savour on the end.

  • 95p

2009 Petrus - 2009 Petrus is deep ruby with purple tints at the rim of the glass. Spice, plums, blackberries, and blueberries, with cinnamon, clay, mint, mocha, and kirsch, make up the complex perfume. From a blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine is rich, concentrated and packed with surreal levels of glycerin. This viscous, thrilling treat provides a seamless, intensely pure finish of spice, jammy cherries, and chocolate. 100 Pts

  • 100p

Tons of truffle and chocolate make this lush and fleshy Pomerol very seductive. The power and concentration are impressive, but right at the opulent and silky finish there's just a hint of warmth from the alcohol. Drink or hold.

  • 99p

If a wine's aroma can be sexy, then this is it: Vibrant mixed spices, sweet, ripe plums, blackberries and violets. The wine has amazing density and richness with Petrus' signature layers of flavours including hint of game, anise and exotic Asian spices that go on and on. This is an intoxicating wine that will be a hedonists' delight in its youth or after decades of aging.

  • 98p

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+. This is one of the larger productions of Petrus over recent years, with nearly 3,000 cases of this vintage turned out by proprietor Jean Moueix.

  • 100p

Tasted on the 27th January 2017 in Copenhagen, a bottle from Duclot (negociant who owns Petrus) Bordeaux Collection case of 9 bottles in vintage 2009. Double decanted at 3pm, we tasted it app. 6 hours later. This wine gave nothing, absolutely nothing, was completely shut-down,well-hidden in the doldrums, no indication of grade of richness, depth and length. Far, far too young to taste now, but will it reveal ever its greatness? I hope. We shall see in 5-10 years probably. For me, the rating of this wine at the moment is low. We are speaking of a wine which costs 3.500 Euros per bottle!!

  • 95p
Deep ruby. Intense nose for Petrus, massive layers of fruit and floral notes. Still transparent. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, seductive, vanilla ever so slightly up front at this stage. Powerful Petrus, yet not powerful in the normal sence of the word. Exceptional length. I hope I will taste it again some day.
  • 99p
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Information

Origin

Bordeaux, Pomerol

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Excellent

Fake factory

Be Cautious

Glass time

2h

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Inside Information

Wine Advocate #199
Feb 2012
Robert M. Parker, Jr. 100 Drink: 2016 - 2050 $3158-$5271 (3000)
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+.

This is one of the larger productions of Petrus over recent years, with nearly 3,000 cases of this vintage turned out by proprietor Jean Moueix.
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