2011 Poujeaux, Moulis (1.5L)
This wine feels relatively light. It has juicy fruit and dark tannins, with a considerable note of new, smoky wood.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Superb wine. A great value. Balanced, forward, full of red fruit and licorice. Ready soon.