2003 Petrus Bordeaux - 750ml

2003 Petrus Bordeaux - 750ml

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2003 Petrus Bordeaux - (slightly faded labels) 

Petrus is easily Pomerol's most important wine, and is one of the most notable estates in Bordeaux. The Merlot-based wine comes from an 11.4-hectare (28-acre) vineyard in the eastern part of the Pomerol appellation, and is known for being rich and powerful, with characteristics of chocolate, spice and black fruit. Petrus is one of the world's most collectable and expensive wines.

The original 7-hectare (17-acre) vineyard is located on a mound where the soil is almost all clay, unlike nearby properties where there is more gravel or sand in the soil. The high clay content is particularly suitable for Merlot – a unique second layer of dense blue clay forces root systems to spread sideways. This feature is often credited with giving Petrus its soft but abundant tannins. The remaining vineyard was acquired from neighboring Château Gazin in 1969.


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2003
Rating 95+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer Petrus
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2003
Rating 95+ RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer Petrus
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Robert Parker 95+ RP - A tiny production and probably the earliest harvest ever at Petrus (September 3, 4 and 17 the latter date for the Cabernet Franc) this is one of the great wines and an extraordinary achievement for a Pomerol in this vintage. It was the famous blue clay terroir of Petrus that saved this vineyard from the drought conditions that undid most of the nearby Pomerols which possess more gravel and sand in their soils. There are only 1650 cases of the 2003 Petrus as opposed to 1780 cases of the 2002 (production in abundant years is 4000 cases). This extraordinarily dense powerful full-bodied wine has a dark plum/purple color to the rim and an exceptional bouquet of black raspberries sweet cherries vanilla licorice and a hint of fig. The wine is powerful and full-bodied with magnificent concentration huge structure yet amazing freshness and overall elegance given the size muscle and power of this wine. Qualitatively towering above every other Pomerol as well as most of the neighboring St.-Emilions it is a wine of great density nobility and potential longevity.

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