Their finest effort since 1982, Petit Village has turned out a beautifully generous, succulent, fleshy 2009 with loads of ripe plum, black currant, black cherry, mocha and subtle earthy undertones. Round, flamboyant, dense and rich, with low acidity, outstanding concentration and purity, and a long finish, this outstanding wine should drink well for up to 15 or more years.
|Score: 91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012|
This consistently under-performing estate has made one of its finest wines in many years. The opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2009 offers up hints of toffee, caramelized red and black fruits, and spicy oak. Medium to full-bodied, soft, round, and generous with abundant glycerin, this beauty can be drunk over the next 10-15 years. (Tasted once.) Drink 2010-2025.
|Score: 88/90+||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010|
The 2009 Petit Village shows a little oxidation on the nose, though not as acute as some other Right Bank wines. There is a strong medicinal/menthol scent with aeration. The palate is better on the entry with good grip, plenty of mint-tinged black fruit. It feels a little hard on the finish. This ought to be better. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.
|Score: 88||Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2019|
A blend of 75% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc, picked between 17th September and finish on the 13th October with the Cabernet, this has a ripe damson, small black cherries and just a hint of marmalade. The palate is medium-bodied, quite tannic, feeling as if there is more Cabernet than the 17%. A more masculine Petit Village, almost foursquare, conservative whilst another sample was smoother and more cohesive. Moderate length. Fine. Tasted April 2010.
|Score: 90/92||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2010|
This is sexy, with beautiful ripe fruit and spices. Full bodied, with focused fruit and a long finish. Racy. So focused. Class. Best ever?
|Score: 92/95||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2010|
Full, fragrant, floral nose. Thick and sweet. A little overbearing. Hard finish - very muscular. Not too alcoholic. Date tasted 29th March 2010. Drink 2015-2027.
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2010|
Axa Millesimes, the owners of Pichon Baron have invested greatly in this well situated Pomerol property. The quality level is much improved. Savoury nose. Palate has very nice weight and sweet fluid fruits on finish. Ripe tannins, without doubt the best Petit Village for many years.
|Score: 16.5||Farr Vintners, April 2010|
This darker, toastier style delivers plush cocoa and plum sauce aromas and flavors to lead the way, liberally laced with notes of pain d'épices, fig and blackberry confiture. Fleshy edges build through the finish, with impressive grip. A property steadily on the rise. Best from 2014 through 2027.-J.M.
|Score: 93||James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Insider (Vol 8, 3), January 2012|
The nose is packed out with rich black plum the fleshiness accentuated by the ripeness of the tannins. The sweetness although sensuously lush is not jammy as behind are fresher red fruits, redcurrant and red cherry. There is a lovely length of flavour all so well balanced. Drink 2018-2035.
|Score: 89/93||Derek Smedley MW, April 2010|
Definitely a wine that needs time to come together, given its density and powerful tannins. The oak and the extraction levels are ambitious, with lashings of sweet, ripe Merlot fruit underpinned by the Cabernet's rigour. Lower alcohol would have been welcome. 10+ years.
|Score: 91||Tim Atkin MW, April 2010|
Great effort this year. A sleeper. Dark and intense, the quality of the tannins extremely refined. Cabernet component (26%) evident. Ageing potential. Drink 2018-2035.
|Score: 17.5||James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2010|