Dark ruby with a blackish core. Ethereal strawberry and raspberry aromas are lifted by rose petal, violet and wild spices. Juicy and intensely perfumed on the palate, with red berry flavors complicated by floral and saline elements and a note of tobacco. Extremely rich but still very closed, this cabernet franc boasts perfectly balanced acidity, fine-grained tannins and excellent spicy persistence.
Robert Parker 95
Only recently released, the purple-colored 2010 Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux attracts with a delicate and very elegant, though not over-concentrated, bouquet of floral and fruity aromas exhibiting Mediterranean herbs and very clear and coolish cherry and wild berry aromas along with cedar wood flour. Full-bodied, smooth, and intense, this absolutely delicate and elegant red is structured by the finest tannins and a delicious acidity that let this persistent wine sing on your palate. It combines finesse with intensity in a very remarkable manner and is divinely balanced. A great wine to drink now or in the next 20-25 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2040