Chateau Poujeaux 2009
The final blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was cropped very low at 35 hectoliters per hectare. Deep purple, with a nose of subtle smoke, graphite, blueberry and black raspberry fruit as well as some spring flowers, in the mouth a touch of oak makes an appearance, but the wine is full-bodied, rich, inky and unctuously textured due to the high glycerin and alcohol that hits 14% plus. This beauty should drink well for up to two decades.
Ripe and forward, with a slightly soft edge to the plum sauce, anise and blackberry jam flavors, followed by light toasty spice notes that firm up the finish a bit. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.