Château Branas Grand Poujeaux 2010 Red (Moulis-en-Médoc)
From a 30-acre property next to Château Chasse-Spleen, this 2010 is solid, dark and rich, typical of the vintage. There is a veneer of smooth new wood that opens to reveal firm, solid tannins. This is big, structured and ready for long-term aging.
Château Branas Grand Poujeaux 2006 Red (Moulis-en-Médoc)
With its well-handled new wood treatment, this wine instead has gone for full-bodied richness. The wood is definitely an important element, but its ripe, smooth black plum juice and blueberry flavors share the honors of this delicious wine equally. In 2–3 years, this will be a wine for luxuriating.