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Château Poujeaux

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2023
92
Licorice, black currants, mint, tobacco, and cedar, with flowers open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, and filled with chewy black, with red currant, anise, spice, and flowers. There is a vibrancy that lingers on the palate, and in the finish that give the wine a real upbeat nuance. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 10% Petit Verdot, 12.5% ABV, 3.8 pH. Drink from 2028-2042. 91-93 Pts.

Licorice, black currants, mint, tobacco, and cedar, with flowers open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is fresh, and filled with chewy black, with red currant, anise, spice, and flowers. There is a vibrancy that lingers on the palate, and in the finish that give the wine a real upbeat nuance. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 10% Petit Verdot, 12.5% ABV, 3.8 pH. Drink from 2028-2042. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
92
Licorice, flowers, tobacco leaf, cedar and blackberries, and spearmint form the nose. The medium-bodied palate is loaded with currants, blackberries, wet earth, and savory herbs, with a hint of olives on the fresh, chewy backend. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, 14% ABV, 3.85 pH. Drink from 2025-2042. 91-93 Pts.

Licorice, flowers, tobacco leaf, cedar and blackberries, and spearmint form the nose. The medium-bodied palate is loaded with currants, blackberries, wet earth, and savory herbs, with a hint of olives on the fresh, chewy backend. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, 14% ABV, 3.85 pH. Drink from 2025-2042. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
91
Dried flowers, spice, licorice, and plums with savory herbs starts off the wine. On the palate, you find freshness, energy and sweetness in its core of cherries, currants and strawberries, with a touch of peppery spice and chocolate that comes in at the end of the finish. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2036.

Dried flowers, spice, licorice, and plums with savory herbs starts off the wine. On the palate, you find freshness, energy and sweetness in its core of cherries, currants and strawberries, with a touch of peppery spice and chocolate that comes in at the end of the finish. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Medium-bodied, soft, silky, fresh, sweet and polished with a refined edge to the currants, tobacco leaf and savory herbs on the mid-palate and in the finis. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release for all of its fruit and freshness. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, 13% ABV. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

Medium-bodied, soft, silky, fresh, sweet and polished with a refined edge to the currants, tobacco leaf and savory herbs on the mid-palate and in the finis. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release for all of its fruit and freshness. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, 13% ABV. Drink from 2023-2037. 89-91

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2020
93
Flowers, smoke, cherries, espresso and powdered cocoa open the perfume. The wine is medium-bodied, with lift, vibrance and loads of sweet, ripe, juicy pure red fruits with a touch of citrus and dark chocolate in the endnote. This is a strong vintage for Poujeaux. In fact, it could be about the best vintage I have ever tasted here. Drink from 2024-2045.

Flowers, smoke, cherries, espresso and powdered cocoa open the perfume. The wine is medium-bodied, with lift, vibrance and loads of sweet, ripe, juicy pure red fruits with a touch of citrus and dark chocolate in the endnote. This is a strong vintage for Poujeaux. In fact, it could be about the best vintage I have ever tasted here. Drink from 2024-2045.

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On the fruit side indeed, as all the sweet, ripe blackberries and cassis are starting to show their essence along with tobacco, smoke, herbs and wet earth. Round, focused and forward, with plenty of sweet, soft fruit in the finish, this is a strong vintage for Poujeaux. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. 91-93 Pts

On the fruit side indeed, as all the sweet, ripe blackberries and cassis are starting to show their essence along with tobacco, smoke, herbs and wet earth. Round, focused and forward, with plenty of sweet, soft fruit in the finish, this is a strong vintage for Poujeaux. The wine blends 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. 91-93 Pts

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2019
93
Espresso, black pepper, chocolate covered covered blackberries and currants work together to create the perfume. The wine is plush, polished, rich and supple with a blast of ripe, sweet, chewy fruits, espresso and dark chocolate in the endnote. Give it a few years to soften and fill out and it is going to deliver the goods for up to 2 decades after that. The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2024-2040.

Espresso, black pepper, chocolate covered covered blackberries and currants work together to create the perfume. The wine is plush, polished, rich and supple with a blast of ripe, sweet, chewy fruits, espresso and dark chocolate in the endnote. Give it a few years to soften and fill out and it is going to deliver the goods for up to 2 decades after that. The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Fresh and already showing loads of flowers, dark cocoa, black cherry and wet earth on the nose. Round, soft and approachable, you can enjoy all the ripe, sweet, lush fruits with just a few years of aging. And even better, you can keep it for up to 2 decades. The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, reaching 14.1% ABV. 92-94 Pts

Fresh and already showing loads of flowers, dark cocoa, black cherry and wet earth on the nose. Round, soft and approachable, you can enjoy all the ripe, sweet, lush fruits with just a few years of aging. And even better, you can keep it for up to 2 decades. The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, reaching 14.1% ABV. 92-94 Pts

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2018
93
Ripe black cherries and cassis, along with tobacco leaf and herbs create the nose. On the palate, the wine offers a full-body, layers of ripe, round, rich fruit. The finish is packed with more of those ripe, spicy, fresh, sweet, black and red berries with licorice, espresso and dark cocoa coming in at the end of the finish.

Ripe black cherries and cassis, along with tobacco leaf and herbs create the nose. On the palate, the wine offers a full-body, layers of ripe, round, rich fruit. The finish is packed with more of those ripe, spicy, fresh, sweet, black and red berries with licorice, espresso and dark cocoa coming in at the end of the finish.

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Opening up with black raspberries, espresso bean and tobacco leaf, the wine is full-bodied, round and ripe. The fruit is rich, juicy and deep, giving the wine structure and backbone, along with sweet, earthy fruits, bitter chocolate and anise in the finish. 92-94 Pts

Opening up with black raspberries, espresso bean and tobacco leaf, the wine is full-bodied, round and ripe. The fruit is rich, juicy and deep, giving the wine structure and backbone, along with sweet, earthy fruits, bitter chocolate and anise in the finish. 92-94 Pts

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2017
91
Spice, flowers, espresso bean, red plum and black cherry scents mingle on the nose. On the palate, this is way cush yet spicy with a cheerful, red fruit character. The wine was made from blending 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 13% Petit Verdot. Th

Spice, flowers, espresso bean, red plum and black cherry scents mingle on the nose. On the palate, this is way cush yet spicy with a cheerful, red fruit character. The wine was made from blending 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 13% Petit Verdot. Th

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2016
93
Kicking off with a touch of oak, the deeply colored wine offers black raspberries, licorice, smoke and tobacco on the nose. Full-bodied with ripe, soft tannins and plenty of juicy fruit in the finish.

Kicking off with a touch of oak, the deeply colored wine offers black raspberries, licorice, smoke and tobacco on the nose. Full-bodied with ripe, soft tannins and plenty of juicy fruit in the finish.

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Scoring at the top of my range, this is one of those great, affordable beauties Bordeaux can produce. The wine is concentrated, full bodied, round, fresh, and loaded with sweet ripe, earthy, fresh blackberries, licorice, smoke, tobacco and dark cherry notes. The tannins are soft and there is plenty of juicy fruit in the finish.

Scoring at the top of my range, this is one of those great, affordable beauties Bordeaux can produce. The wine is concentrated, full bodied, round, fresh, and loaded with sweet ripe, earthy, fresh blackberries, licorice, smoke, tobacco and dark cherry notes. The tannins are soft and there is plenty of juicy fruit in the finish.

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A touch of oak accompanies the dark red, earthy, tobacco-stained fruit. Concentrated, long, bright and fresh, the wine should age nicely and compete for one of the best value wines from the Left Bank in 2016.

A touch of oak accompanies the dark red, earthy, tobacco-stained fruit. Concentrated, long, bright and fresh, the wine should age nicely and compete for one of the best value wines from the Left Bank in 2016.

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With a straight shot of espresso, tobacco, cigar box, cassis and wet, forest floor aromas, the wine is full bodied, fresh, sweet and has structure, allowing it to age. There is an earthy, blackberry character here, with round tannins that allows the character to shine through. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5% ABV.

With a straight shot of espresso, tobacco, cigar box, cassis and wet, forest floor aromas, the wine is full bodied, fresh, sweet and has structure, allowing it to age. There is an earthy, blackberry character here, with round tannins that allows the character to shine through. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5% ABV.

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2015
93
The ripe, dark fruits, truffle, licorice and smoky personality is just great. Full bodied, with jubilant, chunky, red fruits, ripe tannins and sweet, rustic cherries in the end note.

The ripe, dark fruits, truffle, licorice and smoky personality is just great. Full bodied, with jubilant, chunky, red fruits, ripe tannins and sweet, rustic cherries in the end note.

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This really came alive during the aging. Now, you find layers of ripe, sweet, rustic, but charming, juicy fresh cherries, wet earth, espresso and smoke. The wine has the flesh and raw materials to age and develop.

This really came alive during the aging. Now, you find layers of ripe, sweet, rustic, but charming, juicy fresh cherries, wet earth, espresso and smoke. The wine has the flesh and raw materials to age and develop.

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Dried pit fruit that is complicated by the vanilla and herbs in the nose. The wine is medium/full bodied with more red than black fruits and sandy tannins in the finish. From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot; 6% Petit Verdot and 2%Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5 ABV. 89 - 91 Pts

Dried pit fruit that is complicated by the vanilla and herbs in the nose. The wine is medium/full bodied with more red than black fruits and sandy tannins in the finish. From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot; 6% Petit Verdot and 2%Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5 ABV. 89 - 91 Pts

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2014
90
Fresh, sharp, crisp, bright, red fruits, espresso, smoke and thyme open this medium bodied, earthy wine. The tannins are soft, and their is enough there to allow the wine to age and evolve. Give it at least 3-5 years before popping a cork.

Fresh, sharp, crisp, bright, red fruits, espresso, smoke and thyme open this medium bodied, earthy wine. The tannins are soft, and their is enough there to allow the wine to age and evolve. Give it at least 3-5 years before popping a cork.

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Deep ruby in color with vanilla, cassis and spicy black raspberries, the wine is fresh, crisp and sweet and ends with sweet dark chocolate covered black raspberries. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV. 89-91 Pts

Deep ruby in color with vanilla, cassis and spicy black raspberries, the wine is fresh, crisp and sweet and ends with sweet dark chocolate covered black raspberries. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV. 89-91 Pts

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2013
87
Medium bodied, lighter style of an easy drinking wine with fresh, bright, spicy, red fruits from start to finish. This is not a wine definitely be best in its youth.

Medium bodied, lighter style of an easy drinking wine with fresh, bright, spicy, red fruits from start to finish. This is not a wine definitely be best in its youth.

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Floral, oak and cherry pipe tobacco scents open this lighter, bright, red cherry-filled style of Poujeaux that was vinified for early drinking. Blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV and is aging in 30% new oak. The Grand Vin is produced from 65% of the harvest from yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare. 87-89 Pts

Floral, oak and cherry pipe tobacco scents open this lighter, bright, red cherry-filled style of Poujeaux that was vinified for early drinking. Blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% ABV and is aging in 30% new oak. The Grand Vin is produced from 65% of the harvest from yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare. 87-89 Pts

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2012
91
Freshness, richness and polished tannin adds to the ripe, blackberry, dark cherry, oak and thyme character that is on full display.

Freshness, richness and polished tannin adds to the ripe, blackberry, dark cherry, oak and thyme character that is on full display.

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Blending 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV with a pH of 3.7. A nice success for the vintage, the wine offers earth, smoke, coffee, cassis and licorice. This blend has roundness, ending with a fresh cassis-filled finish. 89-91 Pts

Blending 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% ABV with a pH of 3.7. A nice success for the vintage, the wine offers earth, smoke, coffee, cassis and licorice. This blend has roundness, ending with a fresh cassis-filled finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011
91
Deep in color with spice, cassis, blackberry, flowers and truffle in the nose. With good concentration of flavor and ripe tannins, this remains one of the top values in quality Bordeaux wine with character. 90-91 Pts

Deep in color with spice, cassis, blackberry, flowers and truffle in the nose. With good concentration of flavor and ripe tannins, this remains one of the top values in quality Bordeaux wine with character. 90-91 Pts

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2010
92
Poujeaux is produced from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The perfume is filled with boysenberry, earth and mocha. In the mouth, the wine offers spicy, chocolate covered cassis, round textures and tannins to age. 91-93 Pts

Poujeaux is produced from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The perfume is filled with boysenberry, earth and mocha. In the mouth, the wine offers spicy, chocolate covered cassis, round textures and tannins to age. 91-93 Pts

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2009
92
This is really showing all of its, soft, supple-textured, sweet plums and cherries, with their flowers and cocoa accents. Medium/full-bodied, with some richness and refined tannins, and a cool note of dark tobacco leaf, if you have been sitting on any, now is a good time to start popping a cork. No need to decant, just pop, pour and enjoy, Drink from 2022-2035.

This is really showing all of its, soft, supple-textured, sweet plums and cherries, with their flowers and cocoa accents. Medium/full-bodied, with some richness and refined tannins, and a cool note of dark tobacco leaf, if you have been sitting on any, now is a good time to start popping a cork. No need to decant, just pop, pour and enjoy, Drink from 2022-2035.

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Licorice, earth, fresh herbs and blackberry liqueur aromas entice you to get to discover more about the wine. Soft, round, supple, and powerful, this full bodied, ripe, richly textured wine ends with an opulent, spicy, black cherry and coffee finish.

Licorice, earth, fresh herbs and blackberry liqueur aromas entice you to get to discover more about the wine. Soft, round, supple, and powerful, this full bodied, ripe, richly textured wine ends with an opulent, spicy, black cherry and coffee finish.

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2009 Poujeaux shows the estate made a big jump in quality since it was purchased by the owners of Chateau Clos Fourtet in St. Emilion. Stephane Derenoncourt is lending his skills to the winery as well. The 2009 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Ripe blackberries, cassis, olives, spice and pepper make up the perfume. This thick, rich, full bodied, powerful wine sould drink well young. 90-92 Pts

2009 Poujeaux shows the estate made a big jump in quality since it was purchased by the owners of Chateau Clos Fourtet in St. Emilion. Stephane Derenoncourt is lending his skills to the winery as well. The 2009 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Ripe blackberries, cassis, olives, spice and pepper make up the perfume. This thick, rich, full bodied, powerful wine sould drink well young. 90-92 Pts

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2008
91
Truffle, earth, cassis, licorice, smoke and oak aromas pair well with the medium/full bodied, soft textured, spicy, cassis filled finish. Poujeaux is a clear contender for one of the best Bordeaux value wines from the Medoc, year after year.

Truffle, earth, cassis, licorice, smoke and oak aromas pair well with the medium/full bodied, soft textured, spicy, cassis filled finish. Poujeaux is a clear contender for one of the best Bordeaux value wines from the Medoc, year after year.

6,743 Views   Tasted
2006
88
Fully mature, medium bodied, ready to drink wine that is more interesting on the nose, with its earthy, olive, tobacco, and spicy plum notes, than on the firm, strict, classic, tannic palate.

Fully mature, medium bodied, ready to drink wine that is more interesting on the nose, with its earthy, olive, tobacco, and spicy plum notes, than on the firm, strict, classic, tannic palate.

5,837 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Tobacco, smoke and cigar box on the nose, the wine is medium/full bodied, with a sweet and tart, dark, red berry finish that is ready to drink. However, there is no hurry as this should remain fun to drink for at least another decade or longer.

Tobacco, smoke and cigar box on the nose, the wine is medium/full bodied, with a sweet and tart, dark, red berry finish that is ready to drink. However, there is no hurry as this should remain fun to drink for at least another decade or longer.

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Smoke, blackberry, stone, plum and fennel scents produce the aromatics. Medium/full bodied, with a fresh, zesty, tannic, spicy, black raspberry finish. Since the Cuvelier family took over the estate, the wines being made starting with the 2008 vintage are far better in quality.

Smoke, blackberry, stone, plum and fennel scents produce the aromatics. Medium/full bodied, with a fresh, zesty, tannic, spicy, black raspberry finish. Since the Cuvelier family took over the estate, the wines being made starting with the 2008 vintage are far better in quality.

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2003
85
Fully mature, with a tobacco, herb, earth and cassis character, the wine offers all it has today and is not going to get better with aging.

Fully mature, with a tobacco, herb, earth and cassis character, the wine offers all it has today and is not going to get better with aging.

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2001
88
Well, fully mature was a few years ago, but there were still enough ripe red fruits packed with wet earth, tobacco leaf, smoke, cigar box, cedar, and thyme to make it interesting. The soft, earthy herb and tobacco touches to the red fruits were quite nice, even if the wine was not all that deep. If you have a bottle, drink up.

Well, fully mature was a few years ago, but there were still enough ripe red fruits packed with wet earth, tobacco leaf, smoke, cigar box, cedar, and thyme to make it interesting. The soft, earthy herb and tobacco touches to the red fruits were quite nice, even if the wine was not all that deep. If you have a bottle, drink up.

2,356 Views   Tasted
2000
90
Nice, inexpensive charmer, mature and ready to go, with its sweet, cherry, black raspberry, tobacco and earthy personality. Freshness and round tannins, with ample cherry in the finish. This is not a wine I'd hold for further evolution.

Nice, inexpensive charmer, mature and ready to go, with its sweet, cherry, black raspberry, tobacco and earthy personality. Freshness and round tannins, with ample cherry in the finish. This is not a wine I'd hold for further evolution.

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1989
85
This offers tobacco, spice, and cigar ash notes in the perfume. Light bodied and with a short, cherry filled finish, this wine needs to be opened in the near future. With the Culvieres as the new owners (the same family who owns Clos Fourtet in St. Emilion), I expect Poujeaux will begin producing much better wines than this one.

This offers tobacco, spice, and cigar ash notes in the perfume. Light bodied and with a short, cherry filled finish, this wine needs to be opened in the near future. With the Culvieres as the new owners (the same family who owns Clos Fourtet in St. Emilion), I expect Poujeaux will begin producing much better wines than this one.

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1928
89
I would have thought this wine was at least 30 years younger than its true age! Better on the complex nose, with its cedar, tobacco leaf, cigar box, herb, wet earth and bright red fruit personality, than on the still full-bodied, earthy, dark red fruit and cigar wrapper palate. surprisingly, there was still an amazing amount of density and fruit on the palate, however, the finish was just a tad short. Still, when you consider this was 91 years of age, WOW!

I would have thought this wine was at least 30 years younger than its true age! Better on the complex nose, with its cedar, tobacco leaf, cigar box, herb, wet earth and bright red fruit personality, than on the still full-bodied, earthy, dark red fruit and cigar wrapper palate. surprisingly, there was still an amazing amount of density and fruit on the palate, however, the finish was just a tad short. Still, when you consider this was 91 years of age, WOW!

2,515 Views   Tasted