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Château Poujeaux

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2018 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 93

Opening up with black raspberries, espresso bean and tobacco leaf, the wine is full-bodied, round and ripe. The fruit is rich, juicy and deep, giving the wine structure and backbone, along with sweet, earthy fruits, bitter chocolate and anise in the finish. 92-94 Pts

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2017 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 91

Spice, flowers, espresso bean, red plum and black cherry scents mingle on the nose. On the palate, this is way cush yet spicy with a cheerful, red fruit character. The wine was made from blending 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 13% Petit Verdot. Th

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2016 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 93

Kicking off with a touch of oak, the deeply colored wine offers black raspberries, licorice, smoke and tobacco on the nose. Full-bodied with ripe, soft tannins and plenty of juicy fruit in the finish.

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Scoring at the top of my range, this is one of those great, affordable beauties Bordeaux can produce. The wine is concentrated, full bodied, round, fresh, and loaded with sweet ripe, earthy, fresh blackberries, licorice, smoke, tobacco and dark cherry notes. The tannins are soft and there is plenty of juicy fruit in the finish.

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A touch of oak accompanies the dark red, earthy, tobacco-stained fruit. Concentrated, long, bright and fresh, the wine should age nicely and compete for one of the best value wines from the Left Bank in 2016.

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With a straight shot of espresso, tobacco, cigar box, cassis and wet, forest floor aromas, the wine is full bodied, fresh, sweet and has structure, allowing it to age. There is an earthy, blackberry character here, with round tannins that allows the character to shine through. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol.

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2015 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 93

The ripe, dark fruits, truffle, licorice and smoky personality is just great. Full bodied, with jubilant, chunky, red fruits, ripe tannins and sweet, rustic cherries in the end note.

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This really came alive during the aging. Now, you find layers of ripe, sweet, rustic, but charming, juicy fresh cherries, wet earth, espresso and smoke. The wine has the flesh and raw materials to age and develop.

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Dried pit fruit that is complicated by the vanilla and herbs in the nose. The wine is medium/full bodied with more red than black fruits and sandy tannins in the finish. From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot; 6% Petit Verdot and 2%Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5 alcohol. 89 - 91 Pts

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2014 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 90

Fresh, sharp, crisp, bright, red fruits, espresso, smoke and thyme open this medium bodied, earthy wine. The tannins are soft, and their is enough there to allow the wine to age and evolve. Give it at least 3-5 years before popping a cork.

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Deep ruby in color with vanilla, cassis and spicy black raspberries, the wine is fresh, crisp and sweet and ends with sweet dark chocolate covered black raspberries. From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% alcohol. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 87

Medium bodied, lighter style of an easy drinking wine with fresh, bright, spicy, red fruits from start to finish. This is not a wine definitely be best in its youth.

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Floral, oak and cherry pipe tobacco scents open this lighter, bright, red cherry-filled style of Poujeaux that was vinified for early drinking. Blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% alcohol and is aging in 30% new oak. The Grand Vin is produced from 65% of the harvest from yields of 27 hectoliters per hectare. 87-89 Pts

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2012 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 91

Freshness, richness and polished tannin adds to the ripe, blackberry, dark cherry, oak and thyme character that is on full display.

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Blending 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13% alcohol with a pH of 3.7. A nice success for the vintage, the wine offers earth, smoke, coffee, cassis and licorice. This blend has roundness, ending with a fresh cassis-filled finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 91

Deep in color with spice, cassis, blackberry, flowers and truffle in the nose. With good concentration of flavor and ripe tannins, this remains one of the top values in quality Bordeaux wine with character. 90-91 Pts

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2010 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 92

Poujeaux is produced from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The perfume is filled with boysenberry, earth and mocha. In the mouth, the wine offers spicy, chocolate covered cassis, round textures and tannins to age. 91-93 Pts

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2009 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 92

Licorice, earth, fresh herbs and blackberry liqueur aromas entice you to get to discover more about the wine. Soft, round, supple, and powerful, this full bodied, ripe, richly textured wine ends with an opulent, spicy, black cherry and coffee finish.

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2009 Poujeaux shows the estate made a big jump in quality since it was purchased by the owners of Chateau Clos Fourtet in St. Emilion. Stephane Derenoncourt is lending his skills to the winery as well. The 2009 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Ripe blackberries, cassis, olives, spice and pepper make up the perfume. This thick, rich, full bodied, powerful wine sould drink well young. 90-92 Pts

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2008 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 91

Truffle, earth, cassis, licorice, smoke and oak aromas pair well with the medium/full bodied, soft textured, spicy, cassis filled finish. Poujeaux is a clear contender for one of the best Bordeaux value wines from the Medoc, year after year.

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2006 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 88

Fully mature, medium bodied, ready to drink wine that is more interesting on the nose, with its earthy, olive, tobacco, and spicy plum notes, than on the firm, strict, classic, tannic palate.

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2005 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 90

Tobacco, smoke and cigar box on the nose, the wine is medium/full bodied, with a sweet and tart, dark, red berry finish that is ready to drink. However, there is no hurry as this should remain fun to drink for at least another decade or longer.

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Smoke, blackberry, stone, plum and fennel scents produce the aromatics. Medium/full bodied, with a fresh, zesty, tannic, spicy, black raspberry finish. Since the Cuvelier family took over the estate, the wines being made starting with the 2008 vintage are far better in quality.

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2003 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 85

Fully mature, with a tobacco, herb, earth and cassis character, the wine offers all it has today and is not going to get better with aging.

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2000 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 90

Nice, inexpensive charmer, mature and ready to go, with its sweet, cherry, black raspberry, tobacco and earthy personality. Freshness and round tannins, with ample cherry in the finish. This is not a wine I'd hold for further evolution.

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1989 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 85

This offers tobacco, spice, and cigar ash notes in the perfume. Light bodied and with a short, cherry filled finish, this wine needs to be opened in the near future. With the Culvieres as the new owners (the same family who owns Clos Fourtet in St. Emilion), I expect Poujeaux will begin producing much better wines than this one.

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1928 Château Poujeaux  (Moulis en Médoc) 89

I would have thought this wine was at least 30 years younger than its true age! Better on the complex nose, with its cedar, tobacco leaf, cigar box, herb, wet earth and bright red fruit personality, than on the still full-bodied, earthy, dark red fruit and cigar wrapper palate. surprisingly, there was still an amazing amount of density and fruit on the palate, however, the finish was just a tad short. Still, when you consider this was 91 years of age, WOW!

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