1997 Poujeaux, Moulis
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!
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.
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.
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.