CHÂTEAU POUJEAUX

2010 Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Moulis-en-Médoc

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Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Moulis-en-Médoc
Classification Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel
ABV 13%

Fresh nose, quite lightly juicy. Good fine flavours. Rating: 90 L&S (Apr 2011)

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Poujeaux may not garner many headlines – let alone stratospheric prices – but it’s the kind of value for money wine that delights its army of followers. This is grainy, fleshy and aromatic, with restrained alcohol, notes of malt, chocolate and liquorice, seamless oak and a fresh, lingering finish. 10+ years. Rating: 93 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (May 2011)

The blend here is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. A really dark wine here at the core, with a fresh crimson rim. Very creamy and buttery black fruits on the nose here, a sort of melange of black cherry and blackcurrant baked in a rich, crumbly pie. A little confit style to the fruit. And yet it seems fresh and lifted. The fruit character is vibrant and well formed despite this richer style, rather polished but firmly composed start on the palate, a real shell on the outside, slowly revealing polished fruit in the middle. There is some appealing if rather vibrant acidity here, the fruit style very direct for the vintage, and the tannin extraction has obviously been gentle and well managed - important with 40% Merlot in the blend, perhaps? Good wine, and possibly good value too. Rating: 16-17/20 Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com (Apr 2011)

A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the Poujeaux 2010 has a crisp, well defined nose with fresh dark berried fruit, a touch of dark plum and a touch of Hoi Sin. Good definition and lift. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, succulent tannins, quite modern in style but imbued with good tension and focus, this should be a little belter in bottle. Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Apr 2011)

Château Poujeaux

Château Poujeaux sits on the Grand Poujeaux, a Gunzian gravel mound of similar constitution to the more illustrious communes of the Haut-Médoc. Alongside Château Chasse-Spleen, Poujeaux is one of the leading estates in Moulis and offers great value to the discerning Haut-Médoc consumer. Moulis sits a little way back from the Gironde, between Saint Julien and Margaux. 16th century records show that the estate was owned by Gaston de L'Isle, then owner of Chateau Latour, although this is some time before wine production began at Poujeaux during the 19th Century. Since 2008 Château Poujeaux has been owned by Philippe Cuvelier, also owner of Saint Emilion estate Clos Fourtet. There are around 100 hectares of vineyard planted with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

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