Château Poujeaux, Moulis, 2016

  Château Poujeaux

Château Poujeaux, Moulis

Tasted twice. Clear dark earth fruit. Quite ambitious, but finishes with plenty of dark cherry tannins. Not as refined at Cantemerle, but this should be a good value keeper.

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.