2010 Petrus- 750 ml
Wine Critic Reviews:
James Suckling | 100 JS
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Petrus opens a little broody, with gentle crushed rocks, cast iron pan and fragrant earth notions giving way to a core plum preserves, baked blueberries, licorice and Black Forest cake plus wafts of pencil shavings, garrigue and violets. Full-bodied, the palate is beautifully poised with a firm line of exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and fantastic freshness bolstering the generous fruit, finishing very long and very, very classy. Collectors fortunate enough to have a few bottles of this vintage are advised to be patient and allow it a further 7-10 years to loosen-up and emerge gloriously from this rock-solid structure.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 100 RP
Maybe surprising to see a Pomerol that is so well-built that it is not anywhere near ready even at 10 years old, but this is Pétrus, a place that writes its own rules. The brushed silk exuberance is there, but hidden underneath a still-pulsating wall of tannins. You expect this level of concentration in Pauillac, so it is more of a surprise on the Right Bank, but here you are in no doubt that 2010 is an intellectual, demanding vintage that needs to be given time. You need to look to 2009 Pétrus to begin enjoying any time soon - this is structured, full of dark fruits, structured, savagely built, out to impress. Drinking Window 2025 - 2050
Decanter | 98 DEC
The 2010 Petrus has an extraordinary bouquet, ineffably complex with brambly red fruit, sous-bois, dried blood and wild mint aromas that unfurl magically from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and generous, yet amazingly controlled with such tension and grace on the silky smooth finish. This is a fantastic Petrus, one of the greatest in recent years. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting.
Vinous Media | 98 VM
Hugely full-bodied wine, with the ripest fruit, black plum juice and spice. The tannins are very dense, balanced of course with acidity. The end is beautiful, structured.
Wine Enthusiast | 97 WE
This feels dense and unyielding now, with loads of grip supporting a dark, muscular and very backward core of bay leaf, tobacco, plum, blackberry and fig notes. Powerful, fresh and racy, with a tarry edge adding vivacity and drive to the lengthy, raspberry-dominated finish. The raspberry spine seems destined to win out after extended cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2035. 2,500 cases made.
Wine Spectator | 97 WS
(Château Pétrus) The 2010 Château Pétrus is one of the two top wines of the vintage on the Right Bank, but it is not quite in the same celestial league as the magical 2009 vintage here. The wine is very ripe at 14.5 percent, but shows no signs of overripeness in its powerful aromatic blend of black cherries, plums, tobacco smoke, a touch of black olive, lovely soil tones and a discreet base of new oak. The team at Château Pétrus once again used only fifty percent new wood for the 2010- an example that I wish more of the top estates would follow. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and powerful, with ripe, substantial tannins, a rock solid core of fruit, great focus and superb length and grip on the very well-balanced and pure finish. Given the octane level here, it is rather amazing how well this wine has retained its precision, but I have little doubt that Monsieur Berrouet would like nothing better than to always end up with a Pétrus under fourteen percent in alcohol. A very, very good result that underscores just how difficult it was this year on the Right Bank to manage alcohol levels. (Drink between 2025-2100)
John Gilman | 95 JG
Sokolin 2010 Petrus Tasting Notes:
The nose of this elegant, strong Petrus is intense and impressive. It brings aromas of dark fruit with toasty and spicy notes, which immediately show character and a modern personality of this wine. With such a drinkable texture and soft mouthfeel, as well as the harmonious combination of plums, dark berries, cherries and some bitter chocolate, this Petrus will linger in your mouth for a long time after you're done with your first glass, inviting you to reach for more.
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|Producer||Petrus: Now known as one of the most expensive wines in all Bordeaux, Petrus once had a very humble beginning. When compared to the top Bordeaux wines in the Medoc, Chateau Petrus was relatively new, with first references going back to the mid-18th century. However, Petrus remains one of the earliest established vineyards in Pomerol. Apart from the famous Petrus wine, Pomerol is also home of two other most expensive Grand Vin in all of Bordeaux - Lafleur and Le Pin. When it comes to Petrus vineyards, it's almost 100% Merlot - with a side of 5% Cabernet Franc. What makes this wine so special is the 40 million years old blue clay and the fact they have a small production, of roughly 2,500 cases per year.|
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Such a pleasant experience, so drinkable, expressive, charming.I tasted this heavenly drink blind, but when I saw the color, I knew this was the most incredible wine I've ever seen in my life. It's such a dark purple color, almost black. I felt like I could hug the producer of this Petrus because I was so fascinated. I went back for two more glasses later, even though I knew the alcohol percentage was pretty high. I loved everything, the aromas, the taste, the structure. Such a pleasant experience, so drinkable, expressive, charming. It was such an elegant experience, I feel like I can't drink anything else now, this one was simply brilliant. It's one of those that change your criteria forever.
I liked the texture, its softness and polished tannins, decent acidity and good balance.Petrus has its good days, and some that are not so good. This may not be their best wine, but it's quite good. The nose is quite complex, there is a wide variety of different aromas you can smell. The taste is satisfying too, I liked the texture, its softness and polished tannins, decent acidity and good balance. It was a nice company for a lonely night at home, but I don't think I would celebrate an engagement with it.<br/>I prefer white wines, so my opinion can be due to this fact. I might not buy a bottle of this wine on my own, but I sure wouldn't turn down a glass if offered. I enjoyed the sweet raspberry and blackberries and the aftertaste was quite long, so I'm not giving it a bad grade.