2010 Poujeaux, Moulis (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)
Love the fruity and chocolate character here, with lots spices and nutmeg. Full and velvety with soft tannins and a long finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An undeniable sleeper of the vintage, this may be the finest Poujeaux I have tasted in three decades. A crushed rock/mineral character is intertwined with abundant black currant, blackberry, incense and camphor notes in this full-bodied, unctuously textured, elegant, pure effort. It is capable of lasting 15 years. Kudos to new proprietor Philippe Cuvelier (also the owner of St.-Emilion’s Clos Fourtet) for resurrecting this well-known estate.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby. Pure, soil-driven aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant, spices and crushed rock are lifted by a captivating floral element. Sweet, dense, and spicy on entry, then shows an enticing restrained sweetness and good verve to its red and black fruit flavors. Finishes with substantial but noble tannins and very good length, with a persistent minerality.
Solid, chunky wine, with a fine juicy element showing through in the aftertaste. It has weight, structure, a dense texture, and balance.
Dark and enticing, with a subtle smoky frame around the core of mulled plum, black currant and blackberry fruit. The long, graceful finish is inlaid with flecks of charcoal, black tea and singed sandalwood. Best from 2014 through 2022.
Juicy, opulent and a bit stemmy. Refreshing leafy note - not under-ripe. Quite potent tannins though - needs time.