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. Drink: 2011 - 2021
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. Drink: 2009 - 2024
Dark healthy crimson. Opulent ripeness on the nose. Sweetness on the front palate that is very pleasing without seeming forced, followed by thoroughly ripe tannins. Slightly tarry note on the finish - very dry finish - but much more opulent than many Margaux.
Perfumed, with hints of spices and currant. Full-bodied, with juicy tannins and a fruity finish. Clean and racy. A lot going on.
Another overachiever from Moulis, Château Poujeaux is known for its consistent quality and smoothedges.
Moulis is an appellation in the south of the Haut-Médoc in Bordeaux. There are many different soil types, including clay, gravel and limestone, which results in a variety of wine styles. Its wines offer good value for money and are generally well structured, often with some of the perfume of Margaux to the east.