2014 Poesia, St-Emilion (Previously $50)

SKU #1285406 93 points Vinous

 The 2014 Poesia is a powerful wine with serious density and richness. Black cherry, plum, spice and leather emerge with great reluctance. This packed, structured Saint-Émilion is going to need at least a few years to fully unwind. Even so, it is both impressive and promising. Helene Garcin and winemaker Alain Raynaud have done a terrific job here. The blend is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. (AG)  (2/2017)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The Château Poesia 2014 was picked from 8 October until the 14 October, finishing with the Cabernet Franc. It is a blend of 30% Cabernet Franc and 70% Merlot, seven of the ten hectares having been recently re-planted through massale selection of Cabernet Franc from Clos l’Eglise. Fermented in non-epoxy lined troconic concrete tanks it was matured in 100% new French oak with partial malolactic in barrel. It has a very concentrated, intense nose with black cherries, crème de cassis and vanilla scented bouquet that just bursts from the glass. The palate is more controlled than the nose with fine tannin and a keen line of acidity (pH 3.50) that is neatly interwoven into the fabric of this wine. It feels persuasively harmonious in the mouth, though I would like to see a little more complexity and personality develop right on the finish that feels quite linear at the moment. This is Hélène Garçin-Léveque’s baby' and you know, I wouldn’t mind babysitting this when it reaches four years old. (NM)  (4/2015)

91 points James Suckling

 Floral and aromatic with currant and wet-earth undertones. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a lightly bitter-chocolate aftertaste.  (2/2017)

Wine Spectator

 Ripe, with a slightly compact core of raspberry and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors. A brambly note underneath adds energy and enough freshness and floral charm to let this stretch out in the short term. (JM, Web-2017)

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Staff Image By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/13/2017 | Send Email
Another winner from our Staff Tasting of 9 May. Initially on the palate, big, dark fruit, with black cherries. On the full side but, has a nice, balancing undertone of coffee and cola. A solid effort that does not disappoint.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/3/2017 | Send Email
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Do not confuse this beauty with the Argentinian Poesia. Another April 2016 discovery at Barde Haut. Tons of fruit with some earthy, mineral aromas. Very ripe on the mid palate and soft, lingering finish. This new Garcin property really blossoms out after decanting. Great first vintage.
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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/2/2017 | Send Email
This is smooth and floral with aromas and flavors of vanilla, spice, cherries and raspberries interwoven in a rich but gentle middle. The finish is sweet with oak shadings and an underpinning of limestone. Delicious and easy to drink.

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- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion