Tasting Notes Petrus 1999
This wine is turning out much in the style of such wonderful Petrus vintages as 1967 and 1971. Although not as outstanding as either the 1998 or 2000, it displays beautiful intensity and finesse in a more evolved style than one normally expects from this estate. The wine has a dense, nearly opaque ruby/purple color, sweet black cherry, mulberry, truffle-infused fruit, full body, low acidity, admirable purity, and sweet tannin. It should be ready to drink in 5-6 years, and will last for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030. Only 2,400 cases were produced.
Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. This has a lucid garnet core. The bouquet is tightly coiled, scents of raspberry, wild strawberry, a touch of lavender, cooked meats, soy and wild mint. The palate is medium-bodied, rounded and quite sensuous on the entry, a slight ferrous, very elegant towards the finish that has very fine persistency. Not a great Petrus vis-a-vis other vintages, but a decent Pomerol, a Petrus that plays it safe. Drink now-2020. Tasted June 2009.