2009 Branas Grand Poujeaux, Moulis SKU #1306369

$29.99

RP 90 WS 90
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K&L Notes

Chateau Branas Grand-Poujeaux is a neighbor of both Chateau Poujeaux and Chateau Chasse Spleen in Moulis with a terroir of gravel and clay with twelve hectares planted to merlot, cabernet, and petit verdot. The property has been one to watch since Stephane Derenoncourt took over the winemaking in 2006.

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  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    8/24/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Bold powerful and robust nose of dark blackberry fruit, subtle hints of incense and lacquer. Lush, soft and rich on the palate with the tannins totally integrated. A very open and bold style without compromising it's origin or throwing to much sweetness or oak at you.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    8/4/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    I've come to expect nothing but bang for my buck when I drink Poujeaux, whether it's Chateau Poujeaux proper, or Gressier Grand Poujeaux, or Haut de Poujeaux, or in this case Chateau Branas Grand Poujeaux. There are six chateaux in Moulis that use the name Poujeaux and I've found that just about all of them over-deliver for my Bordeaux dollar. Branas is planted to 50% Merlot and you can taste that plumpness in the wine immediately, especially given the ripeness of the 2009 vintage. What the bottle age has done, however, is dial back the sweetness of the fruit, allowing some of the more complex secondary flavors come to the forefront. There's a bit of herbaceousness, but it's integrated beautifully into the supple tannins and lush blackberry flavors. The oak is still there on the nose, but now it's become intertwined with aromas of roasted earth. The wine is like silk on the palate throughout all that complexity, which makes this an easy pick for newcomers to aged Bordeaux. Yet, as someone who has consumed quite a bit of old claret over the years, I'm wowed by the value proposition here. This is a lot of Bordeaux for thirty bucks. A big wine with gusto!
  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    7/3/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    There's something about the terroir of Moulis, that I find irresistible. The Branas is no exception. Very elegant and soft palate, with notes of cocoa powder, earth, and tobacco. I did decant it before serving and it was marvelous.
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    6/20/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Another delicious and over achieving 2009. This is juicy and lush with earthy black raspberry cream throughout the substantial middle. Typical of this vintage, this can be consumed now or aged for 10 or more years.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    6/2/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Another sexy, super delicious 2009 from a neighbor of Poujeaux. Spicy and lush on the palate. Enjoy now or in ten years.
    Drink from 2017 to 2027
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    5/30/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    I love 2009 Bordeaux so it was a pleasure to taste this recently. Although it's big and rich, it has surprisingly fresh acidity and substantial tannins as well. What makes this especially enticing is the full-bodied palate of sweet black fruit and the long finish. It's certainly nice now with aeration but will only improve with a couple additional years in the cellar.

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