Petrus 2008

Current Market Price: £24,000.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Petrus, Petrus, 2008

Tasting Notes Petrus 2008

97

It is hard to call Petrus a “sleeper of the vintage,” but the 2008 will merit more attention than most consumers would think. Low yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in only 25,000 bottles of this beauty. A wine of great intensity (possibly the most concentrated wine of the vintage), this 100% Merlot boasts a dark purple color as well as a sweet perfume of mocha, caramel, black cherries, black currants, earth and forest floor. Deep, unctuously textured, full-bodied and pure, it will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring and should drink well for 25-30+ years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
97

Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. I was initially quite mean to this Petrus, probably because as my note from October 2010 suggests, it is now a more reticent wine and has far less of that “showboating” it displayed out of barrel. So whilst you initially wonder what all the fuss is about, leaving the wine in my glass for a few minutes eventually, almost reluctantly, reveals a very intense bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry and crushed stone. It has great precision, real intensity and sense of purpose. The palate is medium-bodied with very smooth, rounded tannins and it feels velvety smooth in the mouth. There is still some oak to be subsumed, which meant I was parsimonious with my score handed in at the tasting. But even after a few minutes the wine is unfolding before my senses and you become aware that this will evolve into a top class Petrus. Tasted January 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2012
94

There's so much floral and berry character on the nose and palate here. It's full-bodied and very dense with lots of fine and delicate tannins. Winemaker Ol iver Berrouet calls it a classic Bordeaux in style and I have to agree with him because of the fine tannins, fresh acidity, and beautiful reserve fruit. Lovely sweet berry and chocolate finish to the wine. Try in in five to six years.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, December 20th 2010

Petrus Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Petrus 2017 Chateau Petrus £25,300.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2016 Chateau Petrus £37,284.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2015 Chateau Petrus £38,800.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2014 Chateau Petrus £22,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2013 Chateau Petrus £21,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2012 Chateau Petrus £22,600.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2011 Chateau Petrus £22,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2010 Chateau Petrus £36,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2009 Chateau Petrus £33,645.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2008 Chateau Petrus £24,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2007 Chateau Petrus £21,970.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2006 Chateau Petrus £22,998.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2005 Chateau Petrus £33,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2004 Chateau Petrus £22,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2003 Chateau Petrus £24,600.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2002 Chateau Petrus £24,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2001 Chateau Petrus £26,500.00 12x75cl
Petrus 2000 Chateau Petrus £44,297.00 12x75cl
Petrus 1999 Chateau Petrus £23,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 1998 Chateau Petrus £32,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 1997 Chateau Petrus £18,216.00 12x75cl
Petrus 1996 Chateau Petrus £25,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 1995 Chateau Petrus £27,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 1990 Chateau Petrus £47,000.00 12x75cl
Petrus 1989 Chateau Petrus £44,500.00 12x75cl
Petrus 1986 Chateau Petrus £20,678.00 12x75cl
Petrus 1982 Chateau Petrus £51,000.00 12x75cl