Château Poujeaux, Moulis, 2009

  Château Poujeaux

£300.00 for 12x75cl
2 cs
£326.78 for 12x75cl
1 cs, 2 btls
Château Poujeaux, Moulis

This must be the largest scale Poujeaux ever. The dream team of Thienpont and Derenoncourt are helping out here and their effect has been instantaneous. Inky, brooding, reserved on the nose, but with aeration there are hints of heady flowers, fresh herbs, damsons and black fruits. This possesses massive depth and power. A rich almost decadent Poujeaux of considerable substance. This will require long-term cellaring, but is undoubtedly a very smart wine.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Poujeaux

Poujeaux is a Cru Bourgeois in the Moulis appellation. It vies with the likes of Chasse-Spleen for the number one spot in this southern Médoc commune that is home to a number of great value clarets. Often tannic in their youth, the wines do need 6 or 8 years in the bottle before reaching maturity, but thereafter they can age very well indeed.

Appellation: Moulis

Moulis is situated right in the heart of The Medoc, however, it rather lacks the prestige of more distinguished Medoc communes of Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux. The wines are dominated by Cabernet and Merlot, with a small area given to Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. In great vintages, these wines can offer exceptional value and great aging potential. Chasse Spleen and Poujeaux are two estates from this commune that have gained considerable notoriety.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc | Petit Verdot

The full complement of permitted Bordeaux varieties (excluding the rarely used Carmenere & Malbec) and the classic left bank Bordeaux blend. The Cabernets and Merlots usually dominate the blend with small percentages of Petit Verdot blended in for colour, structure and complexity. Several producers outside of Bordeaux have tried to emulate this with a Bordeaux style blend of their own, a particularly successful example being Cain Cellars in the Napa Valley and their splendid Cain Five.