Tasting Notes Petrus 2007
This Petrus is solid for the vintage with bright and pretty fruit. It’s full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a berry, Indian spice, and cinnamon character. Long and intense. Better than most may believe. Still needs some time but who can wait?
Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The Petrus 2007 has a well defined on the nose, something slightly reminding me of Chinese plum sauce. Very fine delineation and sense of mineralite. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, a touch of spice and bell pepper, lovely weight in the mouth with cohesive, well-defined finish. It shows great length and refinement, but I would not say it was "best in show" this year. Tasted January 2011.
The delicious 2007 is the first Petrus in a number of years that can be drunk immediately. Relatively big for the vintage, it offers a dark plum/ruby/purple color as well as aromas of mulberries, black cherries, cedarwood, and soil undertones, loads of fruit, a plump, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, silky tannins, and low acidity. It should drink nicely for 15 or more years.