2011 Poujeaux, Moulis (Pre-Arrival)
A wine with blueberry and violet character on the nose and palate. Citrus rind too. Intense. Very well done.
This wine feels relatively light. It has juicy fruit and dark tannins, with a considerable note of new, smoky wood.
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.
Soft but ripe, with dark plum and cherry eau-de-vie notes and light toast and anise hints on the finish.
*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.