Chateau Petrus (Futures Pre-sale) 2011
Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
"This is elegant, fresh and structured, with its blackberry fruit shining right through the wood. Style trumps power in this wine.
Barrel Sample: 94-96 Points
"Opaque ruby. Reticent nose is less aromatically explosive than usual at this early stage but still offers great depth of pure cassis, violet and coffees aromas. Then very elegant on the palate, with rich, ripe but tightly wound cassis and chocolately flavors nicely framed by silky tannins. Finishes lively, floral and long. Considering its concentration and density, this is an almost charming Petrus.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points"
International Wine Cellar
"This is very racy and long with full body, silky tannins and an intense minerally, citrus rind character. It lasts for minutes. Goes to a pleasant bitterness. Dark chocolate too. Muscular with tension.
Barrel Sample: 93-94 Points"
"Harvested between September 12-27, the fruit-driven 2011 Petrus is atypically forward and already appealing. It reveals lots of mulberry and dark cherry fruit along with surprising tannin. However, the latter component does not interfere with the wine’s classic, structured style. Tipping the scales at 13.5% natural alcohol, it is made from 100% Merlot and is aged in 55% new oak. An excellent to outstanding Petrus (although much lighter than the 2010, 2009 and 2008), it should be drinking well within 2-4 years and last for 15-20.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points"
The Wine Advocate
Fantastic out of barrel. Dfinitely 98+
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