Tasting Notes Petrus 2009
Amazing aromas of blackberries, dark chocolate and hazelnut. Full body, with super velvety tannins, yet reserved and all in check. Fresh acidity and an orangy, lemon and chanterelle mushroom aftertaste. Then turns to black olives. Minerals and blueberries. Incredible. Still think 2010 is slightly better. Try in 2020.
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Petrus 2009 has a wonderful graphite tinged bouquet with blackberry, truffle and pencil lead. Utterly composed. The palate is medium-bodied with wonderful purity, filigree tannins, a mineral core and a finish where everything is precise and perfectly place. This is a wine of immense breeding, multi-dimensional and yet once its identity was revealed, you just know its going to get better and better with each passing year. Outstanding, but every bottle should come with a free cellar, padlock and key. Tasted January 2013.
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.