Chateau Poujeaux - Moulis en Medoc - red - 2012 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Very nice and deep purple colour.
Black and red fruits with a delicate hint of coffee and liquorice on the nose.
This wine is rather tight but tannins are fine and delicate. The structure of this wine is balanced by its nice harmony. Even if this wine has a nice aging potential and is still young, it will likely be appreciated soon…!"
Château Poujeaux is set upon the magnificent gravel slopes of Grand-Poujeaux, a single unbroken parcel of land to the North-East of Moulis. Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Merlot (40%), the Médoc’s most famous grape varieties, are planted alongside Petit Verdot (5%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). The soil types and grape varieties are perfectly matched, giving rich, elegant wines.
The roundness and charm of Merlot is counterbalanced by the tension and energy of Cabernet Sauvignon. Petit Verdot, despite making up a small proportion of the blend, brings powerful structure and a rich aromatic palate. Finally, Cabernet Franc offers added complexity. Rigour and vigilance are keystones in a constant search for the optimal expression of this precious terroir.
Today, Matthieu Cuvelier and Christophe Labenne co-manage Château Poujeaux with enthusiasm and a determination to perpetuate and transmit Château Poujeaux’s family and team spirit. The vineyard and winery teams follow the technical advice given by Stéphane Derenoncourt, driven by passion and experience.
From: France , Bordeaux , Moulis-en-Medoc
Surface : 68 hectares
Grape varieties : 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Soils : Gravel
Average age of wines : 35 years
Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels (30 % new oak)