Single Bottle - Standard - 750mlStarting bid HK$25,000.00
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.
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.