Poujeaux has produced a very smart mineral infused, brooding, black fruited offering in 2015. There is ample crème de mûre fruit - all very lavish and vital. There is a real sense of purity and energy with subtle nuanced starry fruit woven into the mass of dark berry fruit. The tannins are firm and correct and coated with mocha and blackcurrant.
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.
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.