This star property of Moulis continues to improve under the guidance of the Cuvelier family. This is a classic claret in the making – blackcurrant, cedar, tobacco and toasty oak on the nose and bright fruit on the palate instantly make me think of St Julien, but this is a fraction of the price. The tannins are now fully integrated and there is a pleasant bitter chocolate finish. Altogether neatly packaged with a long finish. A top effort.
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
(Fergus Stewart, Berrys' Private Account Manager)
Another sleeper of the vintage, this beautifully plump, fleshy, corpulent 2008 exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet blue and black fruit, smoke, earth and forest floor characteristics. Medium-bodied with outstanding concentration, purity and texture, it can be drunk now and over the next decade.
(Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- May 2011)
Now under the full control of the Cuvelier family (who has done such a splendid job at St.-Emilion’s Clos Fourtet), the 2008 Poujeaux reveals more depth, richness, and concentration than previous examples. A sleeper of the vintage, its deep ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of red and black fruits, outstanding purity, medium to full body, and supple tannins in the finish. It should drink well for 12-15 years.
(Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- April 2009)