2016 Château Poesia

750 ml


60 in stock

Appellation: Saint-Émilion

Score: JD-96  AG-93  RP 91-93  WS 90-93  NM-92  JS 91-92


60 in stock


“A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Château Poesia is more open and showy compared to the Barde Haut, offering fabulous limestone-like character in its kirsch and currant fruits and notes of dried herbs, white truffle, and dried flowers. Possessing medium to full body, ripe, present tannins, terrific concentration, and a great finish, it’s another incredibly classy Saint Emilion from the Garcin-Lévêque family.” (2/2019) 96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2016 Poesia is a plush, deep Saint-Émilion endowed with quite a bit of textural richness. Dark raspberry jam, cloves, menthol, plum and rose petal all flesh out in a sumptuous, open-knit Saint-Émilion that will drink well right out of the gate. The 2016 is not especially complex, but it is quite delicious and easy to like. Poesia is Hélène Garcin and Patrice Leveque’s wine from Saint Émilion’s St. Etienne de Lys sector.” (1/2019) 93 pts, Antonio Galloni for Vinous

“The 2016 Chateau Poesia has a lower pH and alcohol than the Barde-Haut (also owned by the Garçin-Léveque family). It is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc and matured in 70-80% new oak. It clearly has a richer and more intense bouquet than the 2016 Barde-Haut at this early juncture, adorned with scents of blackberry, boysenberry, Earl Grey and crushed violets that blossom in the glass, well defined and exuberant. The palate is medium-bodied with dense tannin on the entry. This is a Poesia with weight and girth, the fruit profile darker than the Barde-Haut, more concentrated on the finish, though personally I prefer the tension and detail expressed by its Saint-Emilion sibling. Still, this is a very fine contribution to the vintage, and I suspect that it will gain a little more nerve by the time of bottling.”(4/20/17) 91-93 pts, Neal Martin for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Ebullient blackberry and boysenberry fruit is very vivid and vibrant thanks to racy acidity. High-pitched floral backdrop adds range. Distinctive.” (2017) 90-93 pts, Wine Spectator

“The 2016 Poesia has a very pure, sensual bouquet of macerated small black cherries, blueberry and touches of crushed violet. The 70% new oak is nicely integrated. The lively, medium-bodied palate displays a fine bead of acidity that cuts through sweet black fruit laced with graphite, to the point where it could almost pass as a Left Bank. There is good length here. Quite vibrant and one to watch.” (1/2019) 92 pts, Neal Martin for Vinous

“A solid and linear wine with blueberry, blackberry and chalk character. Full to medium body, silky tannins and a citrusy finish. Balance and finesse here.” (3/20/2017) 91-92 pts, James Suckling


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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in


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