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Poujeaux 2009

Medium ruby with a tight garnet rim, 2009 Poujeaux recalls some complexities(60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% cabernet franc) and 'class' of some excellent crus: inks, lead pencil, graphite, dark fruit(blackcurrants), tones of classy new oak, minerals and tones of animal and game below the lurking dark fruit. The chalky finish gives structure and exceptional grip. Medium-bodied, good length, rounded tannins. Certain sophistication sets this 2009 Poujeaux apart from other humble Cru Bourgeois. Scores are of a high standard in the 92 range, with jS95 as well.

J95 points James Suckling

Stunning nose of cassis, plum and bitter chocolate. Real concentration and a great balance of ripeness, fine tannins and bright acidity drive the complex finish at an astonishing clip. Delicious now, but it will hold. (2/2019). Editrd.

92 points Decanter

I would recommend getting hold of this wine to drink now. It has a lovely signature Moulis-Médoc character of juicy black fruits and nicely worked tannins. It's well balanced, with good freshness and the beginnings of a cigar box and leather. No need to wait to drink this. (JA) (2/2019). EDited

92 points Jeb Dunnuck

Pretty tobacco, damp earth, cedar, leafy herbs, and darker fruits emerge from the 2009 Château Poujeaux, a rich, medium-bodied, impressively concentrated Moulis. With rocking mid-palate depth and sweet tannins, drink this seductive 2009 over the coming decade. (11/2020). Edited.

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Bright ruby-red. Cassis, blueberry, graphite and smoky oak aromas are lifted by a floral element. Broad, rich and enveloping, with a restrained sweetness to the pliant flavours of dark berries, spices and graphite. Layered, minerally and long, with firm, building tannins coating the front teeth. Has splendid density and texture for Moulis wine and a great vintage for Poujeaux. This large chateau, among the finest properties in Moulis, was purchased in 2008 by Philippe Cuvelier, who also owns Clos Fourtet. The same team of manager Nicolas Thienpont and enologist Stephane Derenoncourt was responsible for superb 2009s at both estates. (ST) (7/2012)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

Power and structure over extremely juicy fruits, with black plum skins, spice from wood and a firm underlay. (RV) (8/2010)


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