Bright medium ruby-red. Ripe aromas of blackberry, violet and roasted oak. Suave on entry, then firm and minerally in the mid-palate, with good definition to its perfumed dark fruit and cocoa flavors. Comes across as pliant despite its brisk acidity and serious tannins. Good ripeness on the finish.
Robert Parker 86
One of the most successful wines in the Moulis-Listrac appellations, Poujeaux (owned by the Cuvelier family, also the proprietors of the impressive St.-Emilion estate of Clos Fourtet) has turned out a surprisingly good wine in 2011. Its dark ruby color is followed by sweet plum, black cherry and currant fruit, no herbaceousness, a medium-bodied, elegant mouthfeel, and noteworthy purity. Drink this tasty, mid-weight Moulis over the next 5-6 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020
Greyish deep crimson. Sweet plummy fruit with oak spice overlay and then a darker more savoury aroma that adds complexity. Just slightly dusty. Fine, powdery tannins at first but finishes a little too dry for comfort. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2026