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2001 Château Petrus

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2001 Château Petrus

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

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Tasting Notes:

Another example of how this vintage has caught up and perhaps even surpassed 2000. The fruit is ripe, rich and youthful, sporting raspberry and plum sauce flavors that have melded nicely with the grip, which stays well-buried through the finish of bay, rooibos tea and licorice. There's some serious depth here, setting this up nicely for a long run in the cellar.—Non-blind La Fleur-Pétrus vertical (December 2015). Best from 2020 through 2030. 3,500 cases made.

Tasting Notes:

The 2001 Petrus (2,160 cases produced) exhibits more depth and richness than any other Pomerol I tasted. Its deep saturated ruby/plum/purple color is accompanied by a tight but promising bouquet of vanilla, cherry liqueur, melted licorice, black currants, and notions of truffles and earth. Rich, full-bodied, and surprisingly thick as well as intense, there is plenty of structure underlying the wealth of fruit and extract. Give it 3-6 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following two decades as it promises to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage, not to mention one of the most concentrated. I told Christian Moueix (although I’m not sure he agreed with me) that his best wines of 2001 reminded me of the 1971s in style, but with slightly less tannin and more fat.

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Château Pétrus is a winery in the French wine region Pomerol in Bordeaux . It produces the red Pétrus , one of the most prestigious and most expensive wines in the world. It is a status symbol , also known as investment property is sought. In the wine quality but the Pétrus lies with other, less famous and expensive wines from Pomerol as Château Lafleur or Château L'Evangile par and even exceeded them in some vintages. A stone statue of the apostle Peter is named after the small winery. Striking are the bright blue window frames, the only Château Petrus is in this area. In early 2000, the main building has been completely renovated. The vineyards of the goods is only 11.5 ha , this is about 95% with Merlot and 5% with Cabernet Franc planted. The use of grape decides after the harvest, in many vintages no Cabernet Franc flows, so that the Peter a varietal pure Merlot and no Cuvée is. In the 1950s, the proportion of Cabernet Franc was still at 30%. The vines are about 40 years old, the yield varies between 15 and 45 hectoliters per hectare. The wine 19 months in exclusively new barrels stored, he is not filtered, a second wine does not exist. In years in which the critics give the wines top marks, the bottles rates may be in excess of several thousand euros, even in poorer years costs a bottle rarely less than a few hundred euros. Only the wines of Burgundy -Weingutes Domaine Romanée-Conti are sometimes even more expensive. In the region there are lesser-known neighbor goods like La Conseillante and Lafleur , whose wines are often sold at a third of the price of Pétrus. The winery is owned by Jean-Pierre Moueix , the part next to Pétrus another wineries. The annual production is only 25,000 to 30,000 bottles, which is why the wine is rarely due to low production volumes in the market. Frequently the trade to acquire a bottle of Pétrus is linked to other purchases, so offered Mövenpick 2002 in Germany in the subscription wines Pétrus on, until a purchase of other wines worth at least 4,000 euros a single bottle of Pétrus was sold to the customer. The vineyards are located in the so-called buttonhole Pétrus. The plateau of Pomerol consists primarily of gravel , with a subsoil of clay . Where Pétrus is today, was the by erosion worn highest elevation. Thus, the sand and gravel layer is only about three feet thick here. This geological buttonhole covers 20 hectares, which 11 ha Petrus expire. In it, the special position of Pétrus is justified under the Pomerol wines. The ferruginous clay gives the Pétrus its lush round fullness that always have the tannins dominated and the age of the truffle-like responsibility flavors. The estate has existed since the late 18th century, when the family Arnaud docked the vineyards. Château Pétrus but has not always been the leading good of Pomerol. Only in the second half of the 19th century was Pétrus as the number 3 in Pomerol Vieux behind Certan and Trotanoy. The great era began in 1925 when Madame Edmond Loubat started buying up parts of Pétrus until 1945 was the sole owner. The 1945er- "wine of the century" was finally, the finally established Pétrus among the eight great Bordeaux reds. After the death of Loubat 1961 heirs sold gradually to Moueix, the best 4.5 ha of neighboring Château Gazin with Pétrus united, reaching today's vineyards.