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Chateau Petrus Pomerol 2001

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"The 2001 Petrus (2,160 cases produced) exhibits more depth and richness than<br/>any other Pomerol I tasted. Its deep saturated ruby/plum/purple color is<br/>accompanied by a tight but promising bouquet of vanilla, cherry liqueur, melted<br/>licorice, black currants, and notions of truffles and earth. Rich, full-bodied,<br/>and surprisingly thick as well as intense, there is plenty of structure<br/>underlying the wealth of fruit and extract. Give it 3-6 years of cellaring, and<br/>drink it over the following two decades as it promises to be one of the<br/>longest-lived wines of the vintage, not to mention one of the most<br/>concentrated."<br/><br/>(Robert Parker - www.erobertparker.com - 30-Jun-2004)<br/><br/>

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Petrus:
  Château Petrus is one of the world’s most distinguished and prized wines. The winery is located in the eastern portion of Pomerol in the Bordeaux region of France. While Pomerol has never been granted “growth” classification status, Petrus is widely considered on par with other First Growth wines.    It may be hard to fathom, but for the first co... Read more
  Château Petrus is one of the world’s most distinguished and prized wines. The winery is located in the eastern portion of Pomerol in the Bordeaux region of France. While Pomerol has never been granted “growth” classification status, Petrus is widely considered on par with other First Growth wines.    It may be hard to fathom, but for the first couple of centuries of its existence, Petrus was a cheap, hard sell. The estate was under the management of the Arnaud family until 1925, when hotel owner Madame Edmond Loubat acquired sole ownership of the property. With consultation from negociant Jean-Pierre Moueix, they reinvented the entire winemaking process on the tiny 12 hectare vineyard to a precise science and raised the price of the wine to signify its value. Soon demand outweighed supply and one of the world’s first cult wines was born. Today it has a prominent place on the wine lists of the world’s top restaurants and fetches stratospheric numbers at auction houses, especially with older vintages.    With the passing of Madame Loubat in 1961, the entire estate was passed on to Mouiex. His sons Jean-Francois and Christian took over the production and all marketing aspects of the wine. In 2008, Olivier Berrouet, son of Petrus technical director Jean-Claude Berrouet, became principal winemaker.    The vineyard’s location in the highest point of Pomerol is made up of iron-rich clay soil, resulting in fruit with excellent mineral balance and aging potential. Petrus was one of the first vineyards to implement green-harvesting techniques, which keeps yields low and quality high. Before 1960, the wines were a blend of Merlot with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc. Since that time, the wine is now 100% Merlot, with two years’ aging in new oak barrels. Only 2,500 cases are produced in each vintage.  Read less

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Snooth User: tainamm
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3.00 5
08/04/2011

I believe there is more into the label than into the wine itself. Obviously a great wine, but not better than similars and more affordable ones...


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/19/2012

The 2001 Petrus (2,160 cases produced) exhibits more depth and richness than any other Pomerol I tasted. Its deep saturated ruby/plum/purple color is accompanied by a tight but promising bouquet of vanilla, cherry liqueur, melted licorice, black curr... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Petrus 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/20/2011

This is a tannic, closed, difficult to evaluate vintage for Petrus. Last year the 2001 was weighty in the mouth, and of impeccably high quality, but young and unevolved. Tasted ten months later, little seems to have changed. The color remains a healt... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Petrus 750ml


External Review
06/25/2007

This bottle of Petrus shows nicely ripened fruit without the more aggressive tannins one would fine in a riper vintage.



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"The 2001 Petrus (2,160 cases produced) exhibits more depth and richness than<br/>any other Pomerol I tasted. Its deep saturated ruby/plum/purple color is<br/>accompanied by a tight but promising bouquet of vanilla, cherry liqueur, melted<br/>licorice, black currants, and notions of truffles and earth. Rich, full-bodied,<br/>and surprisingly thick as well as intense, there is plenty of structure<br/>underlying the wealth of fruit and extract. Give it 3-6 years of cellaring, and<br/>drink it over the following two decades as it promises to be one of the<br/>longest-lived wines of the vintage, not to mention one of the most<br/>concentrated."<br/><br/>(Robert Parker - www.erobertparker.com - 30-Jun-2004)<br/><br/>

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