2011 Poujeaux, Moulis (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1091061 90-91 points James Suckling

 A wine with blueberry and violet character on the nose and palate. Citrus rind too. Intense. Very well done.  (4/ 2012)

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)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A potential sleeper of the vintage, Poujeaux is a property to watch now that the Cuvelier family (the proprietors of the impressive St.-Emilion estate of Clos Fourtet) are running the show. The 2011 exhibits a dense ruby/plum/purple color, elegant black currant fruit intermixed with hints of charcoal and new saddle leather, medium body, and a rich, savory, broad, pure, impressively endowed style. It is ideal for drinking over the next 8-10 years.  (4/ 2012)

Wine Spectator

 Soft but ripe, with dark plum and cherry eau-de-vie notes and light toast and anise hints on the finish.  (4/ 2012)

K&L Notes

*V Fresh and forward. Full of red fruit and licorice. Superb. Trey: Dark and chewy, with plenty of sweet fruit, cocoa and graphite in this mineral-driven wine. Good balance and fresh, ripe tannins. RS: 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. ** AP: 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.

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By: Alex Pross |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/17/2012  | 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.

By: Ralph Sands |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/17/2012  | 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. **

By: Trey Beffa |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/17/2012  | Send Email
Dark and chewy, with plenty of sweet fruit, cocoa and graphite in this mineral-driven wine. Good balance and fresh, ripe tannins.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/17/2012  | Send Email
*V Fresh and forward. Full of red fruit and licorice. Superb.
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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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