92-94 Barrel sample. An intensely ripe, fruity wine, which is already well integrated. The intense dark fruits are supported by some new wood and grainy tannins. This is powerful, and, with its acidity, should age well.
Undoubtedly one of the two star properties in Moulis. Its quality is impeccable: a Cabernet-dominated wine, with superrich black currant flavors that retain great structure and aging ability. Enjoy this wine in 5–10 years.
This is one of the top two wines of Moulis (the other is Chasse-Spleen), and the 2004 maintains the Poujeaux’s reputation for making wines beyond their class. This is a big wine, exuding power and authority, packed with ripe, but firm tannins and peppered black cherry fruits. With its structure, it will definitely age.
There’s such style here, richness combined with elegance. That means it does have power, shown in the dense black currant juice and ripe tannin character. But at the same time, all the elements are in balance, giving sweet fruit, a dry core and fresh acidity over aging potential.
Big and dense, firmly structured, this is an impressive, long-term wine. It has the weight of rich berry fruits that will develop as the solid, dry tannins soften. Poujeaux is now under the control of the Cuvelier family of Saint-Emilion, and the extra richness may well be the influence from across Bordeaux.
91–93. Barrel sample. This is a complex wine that’s dry at the heart and powered with dark tannins. Slowly the juicy fruit shows through on the mid palate, yielding a wine that offers the potential of solid fruits and excellent acidity.
A big, generous wine, with sweet black fruit flavors that show well with the acidity and the fresh, open tannins. For a wine from 2002, this has richness and good ripe flavors. There is depth as well as power, and this can certainly be counted one of the success stories of 2002.