2009 Ch. Poujeaux, Moulis

2009 Ch. Poujeaux, Moulis

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2009 Ch. Poujeaux, Moulis

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When we drove to the Right Bank, the last thing we expected was to be blown away by Ch. Poujeaux - but this wine turned out to be the greatest (and most pleasant) surprise of the day. With the vibrant, deep inky colour of the vintage and dense, juicy blackcurrant fruit with a lovely earthy complexity, this wine just oozes with super-ripe tannins and harmonious oak. One to add to the Wish List.

"Having sold out of Ch. du Tertre in an hour this morning, we have a another cracker to offer and it is actually slightly cheaper than I thought it was going to be too! With a vibrant, deep inky colour and dense, juicy, blackcurrant fruit held together by a lovely earthy complexity, this wine just oozes pleasure. It is very rare we offer Ch. Poujeaux but none of either the buying or selling teams has tasted such a fabulous offering. One to add to the cellar."
Simon Staples, Berrys' Fine Wine Director
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About this WINE

Chateau Poujeaux

Chateau Poujeaux

Château Poujeaux is a leading Cru Bourgeois property that consistently produces wines of Grand Cru Classé quality. Poujeaux is located in the commune of Moulis and can trace its history back to the 16th century. It has been owned and run since 1921 by the Theil family and today it is brothers Philippe and François who are at the helm.

Poujeaux's 52-hectare vineyard is located in a single plot on a well-sited gravel ridge just outside the village of Poujeaux. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (40%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%).

The legendary 1953 Poujeaux was famously mistaken by Baron Rothschild for Lafite, and remains the finest wine the property has ever produced. Poujeaux wines are typically deeply coloured, wonderfully perfumed on the nose and display a seductive, creamy texture with densely concentrated cassis fruits on the palate.

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Moulis

Moulis

This is the smallest of the six Médoc communes but boasts a wide variety of soils and terroirs. Moulis is one of the two communal appellations located on the Atlantic side of the Médoc. It is positioned directly south of Listrac and even though it adjoins Margaux - the Médoc appellation with the highest number of Cru Classé châteaux - there are none here.

In the context of the Médoc, Moulis is hilly country, studded with a diversity of gravels, limestone and clay. These are sturdy wines, but the best are capable of considerable longevity and are often seductively perfumed. Generally they have more power than Margaux wines, albeit with less finesse and elegance.

Recommended Châteaux: Ch. Chasse-Spleen, Ch. Poujeaux, Ch. Maucaillou.

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Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% (Mouton-Rothschild) to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and  Australia.

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Reviews

Customer reviews

Wine Advocate90/100
Wine Spectator 93-96/100
jancisrobinson.com16/20
Robert Parker92/100
Decanter16.5/100

Critic reviews

Wine Advocate90/100
The 2009 Poujeaux has a medium to deep garnet color and delivers expressive blackberry preserves, prunes, sauted herbs and fragrant earth notes with hints of tobacco and fallen leaves. Medium-bodied with refreshing acidity and a chewy texture supporting the earthy flavors in the mouth, it finishes on a stewed tea note. Drinking well right now!
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 14/03/2019 Read more
Wine Spectator 93-96/100
Full and very velvety, with round and juicy tannins. Creamy. New ownership here is really making a difference in wine quality; this is the best ever after maybe the 1929.
James Suckling - Wine Spectator - March 2010 Read more
jancisrobinson.com16/20
Very dark. Scented and quite plush and rich and fragrant. Lots of pleasure and very ripe but not overripe.
Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com - Apr 09 Read more
Robert Parker92/100
The final blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was cropped very low at 35 hectoliters per hectare. Deep purple, with a nose of subtle smoke, graphite, blueberry and black raspberry fruit as well as some spring flowers, in the mouth a touch of oak makes an appearance, but the wine is full-bodied, rich, inky and unctuously textured due to the high glycerin and alcohol that hits 14% plus. This beauty should drink well for up to two decades.

The finest wine I have tasted from Poujeaux over the last 33 years, the 2009 is the second vintage under the ownership of the Cuvelier family, who made the absolutely monumental 2009 Clos Fourtet. This large vineyard of over 100 acres has always had a relatively lofty reputation for the best wine of Moulis. The consultants on the 2009 were Nicolas Thienpont and Stephane Derenoncourt, and they have produced a blockbuster Poujeaux that certainly qualifies as one of the sleepers of the vintage it is a wine to seek out, as it is reasonably priced.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Feb 2012 Read more
Decanter16.5/100
Black red, very rich and spicy, even exotic berry fruit, good smooth rich flavours backed by firm ripe tannins, lots of depth and good long-term.
Steven Spurrier - Decanter - Apr 2010 Read more