1997 Poujeaux, Moulis

SKU #990512 89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Undoubtedly a sleeper of the vintage, and probably the finest 1997 cru bourgeois, Poujeaux's 1997 exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet nose of black fruits complemented by toasty oak and loamy soil scents. Textured, layered, and rich, with low acidity and an excellent ripe finish, it can be drunk now and over the next 10-15 years. Bravo!  (4/ 2000)

89 points Wine Spectator

 Beautiful aromas of berries, currants and cherries, with a hint of vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied, with delicious berry and cherry flavors. Long, long finish.  (1/ 2000)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Healthy bright ruby color. Perfumed, somewhat exotic aromas of black cherry, roasted nuts and bitter chocolate. Sweet and supple in the mouth, with ripe flavors and gentle texture. Flavors range from chocolate to mint. Finishes with ripe tannins and good length. Very successful for the vintage.  (5/ 1999)

K&L Notes

Save the 1996 and drink this beauty now. Pain grillé aromas and ripe, fruity flavors. Fine balance and round tannins. This is mouth-wateringly good and elegance personified. You'll want to buy this by the case! A sleeper of the vintage- the finest 1997 cru bourgeois around.

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/2/2012  | Send Email
This ’97 didn’t require three hours of decanting, but it really did become more expressive over the evening. A couple of K&Lers have started buying this wine every couple weeks for dinner. Cranberry and red cherry on the nose. The palate still has plenty of mouthwatering acidity with more cranberry, along with underlying damp earth and mushrooms. Still plenty of wine to hold up against a steak dinner and elegant enough for a roasted chicken.

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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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