2012 Poujeaux, Moulis (Pre-Arrival)
This is a complex wine that's dry at the heart and powered with dark tannins. Slowly the juicy fruit shows through on the mid palate, yielding a wine that offers the potential of solid fruits and excellent acidity.
Fleshy and compact, offering dark plum and black currant paste flavors lined with briar, ganache and roasted tobacco leaf. Shows solid grip and depth.
A balanced and nicely structured wine with fine tannins and a pretty finish. Nicely done for the vintage.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Another sleeper of the vintage, the dense ruby/purple-hued 2012 reveals sweet cranberry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of spring flowers, earth and subtle wood. Supple, fruity, medium-bodied and well-made, this beauty can be drunk over the next decade.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full ruby. Blackcurrant and tobacco are complicated by smoke and violet nuances on the nose and palate. At once supple and precise, with harmonious acidity lifting the middle palate and nicely extending the rich, almost sweet black fruit flavors on the back. The broad finish shows building tannins and repeating violet and mineral notes. Poujeaux is one of the Left Bank's success stories in 2012.