2011 Poujeaux, Moulis

SKU #1150557 89-91 points Wine Enthusiast

 This wine feels relatively light. It has juicy fruit and dark tannins, with a considerable note of new, smoky wood.  (4/2012)

90 points James Suckling

 A red with a pretty balance and richness of fruit for the year. Medium to full body with fine tannins and a fresh finsih. Spicy, too. Very well done. Better in 2016.  (2/2014)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 One of the most successful wines in the Moulis-Listrac appellations, Poujeaux (owned by the Cuvelier family, also the proprietors of the impressive St.-Emilion estate of Clos Fourtet) has turned out a surprisingly good wine in 2011. Its dark ruby color is followed by sweet plum, black cherry and currant fruit, no herbaceousness, a medium-bodied, elegant mouthfeel, and noteworthy purity. Drink this tasty, mid-weight Moulis over the next 5-6 years. (RP)  (4/2014)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright medium ruby-red. Ripe aromas of blackberry, violet and roasted oak. Suave on entry, then firm and minerally in the mid-palate, with good definition to its perfumed dark fruit and cocoa flavors. Comes across as pliant despite its brisk acidity and serious tannins. Good ripeness on the finish.  (5/2012)

Wine Spectator

 The damson plum and cherry fruit is melded with sandalwood and rooibos tea notes, revealing a flicker of red licorice on the supple finish. Drink now through 2016.  (3/2014)

K&L Notes

Superb wine. A great value. Balanced, forward, full of red fruit and licorice. Ready soon.

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Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/7/2014 | Send Email
Easily the best wine to come out of Moulis, Poujeaux has a very distinctive style. Black licorice and black cherry, with hints of herbs. This wine also has layers of fruit and a nice, long finish.

Staff Image By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/7/2014 | Send Email
It is mind-blowing to me how good this wine always seems to be, especially in difficult vintages, and the 2011 is no exception. Sweet, deep black licorice fruit, with no angles or edges. Everything in fine balance. A complete wine. **

Staff Image By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/7/2014 | Send Email
Dark and chewy, with plenty of sweet fruit, cocoa and graphite in this mineral-driven wine. Good balance and fresh, ripe tannins.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/7/2014 | Send Email
*V Fresh and forward. Full of red fruit and licorice. Superb.

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