2010 Gressier Grand-Poujeaux, Moulis
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A spectacular wine made by the owners of nearby and better-known Chateau Chasse-Spleen, this is a seriously endowed, dense, full-bodied wine made from an equal part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Oodles of black fruits, licorice, truffle and new saddle leather are present as well as some toasty oak. Full-bodied, deep, pure and exceptionally long in the mouth, this is a major overachiever that should drink nicely for 10-15+ years. (RP)
Wine & Spirits
This vineyard, on a gravel rise over clay and limestone, is the original part of the 18th-century Gressier estate, from which Chasse-Spleen split off in 1840. This stony croupe produced a clean, refreshing 50-50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot in 2010. With the cool finesse of the vintage in its sweet fruit and velvet tannins, it’s a gentle Bordeaux to enjoy with lamb chops.
Focused, with a sinewy feel to the core of plum skin and steeped currant fruit, liberally laced with tobacco and singed cedar notes. Drink now through 2016. (Web-2013)