Very pretty blue fruit and black cherries, as well as chalk and stone. Medium to full body with fine, polished tannins and a long finish. Compact, fine texture. Drink in 2025 and onwards.
95 points, James Suckling (Mar 2021)
Composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Poesia has a medium to deep garnet-purple color, exploding from the glass with bombastic notes of chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries and blueberry pie, plus hints of pencil shavings, kirsch, garrigue and Chinese five spice. The medium to full-bodied palate is beautifully balanced, featuring bags of bright, perfumed black fruit and cheery red berry sparks, supported by plush tannins, finishing long and mineral laced.
94 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)
A wine that always seems to deliver, the 2018 Château Poesia emerges from the Garcin-Lévêque family and is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Rocking levels of black raspberries, blackberries, mulled currants, loamy soil, and graphite all emerge from this beauty, which is medium to full-bodied and has an elegant yet concentrated mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's already hard to resist, yet its classic Saint-Emilion minerality (which gives it a terrific sense of freshness) as well as ripe yet present tannins all point toward a solid two decades or more of prime drinking.
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2021)
The 2018 Poesia is racy and expressive right out of the gate. Sweet floral accents, red berry fruit, cinnamon and mocha all grace this mid-weight, fruit forward Saint-Émilion. Ripe, silky tannins wrap around a juicy, exuberant finish as perfumed aromatics reappear.
93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Mar 2021)