Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Poujeaux, MOULIS-EN-MÉDOC

$36.50 ex. GST
$41.98 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $52.13

Last Year EP $44.00-

2023 blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot

The 2023 Poujeaux, owned by the Cuvelier family (Clos Fourtet) has a tempting nose with blackberry, wild strawberry, incense and crushed violet scents-well defined and focused, blossoming nicely in the glass. There's good energy and vibrancy. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit. Perhaps just a little gritty in terms of texture, there is a bit of rigidity apropos the tannins on the finish. Hopefully, it will gain more elegance once in bottle, but it feels as if it will meld together during élevage. 2028-2042. 91-93 Neal Martin.

The 2023 Poujeaux is plump, juicy and super-inviting right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, sweet spice and floral accents caress the palate, all framed by supple, silky tannins. There's a bit more Petit Verdot in the blend this year, and that comes through in the wine's dark flavour profile and structural feel. This is a fine vintage for Poujeaux. 90-92 Antonio Galloni.

Always an estate that works hard and is often a good bet across a variety of vintage conditions. It works again in 2023, pretty austere right now, layers of tannic architecture along with signature mint leaf and cigar box. No question this will age, don't rush it, needs time to unwind, feels like an impressive Left Bank claret full of classic character, and confident tannic architecture. 93 Jane Anson.

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