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2020 Château Poujeaux En Primeur

Released en primeur today at £217 per dozen in bond, 2020 Château Poujeaux En Primeur divides the critics very slightly, with Jane Anson scoring it 92 points, despite calling it one of the best wines of Moulis from the vintage; whereas James Suckling declares it is "Potentially one of the best in a long time. (94-95 points)".  We are with Suckling on this one, we found it dark-fruited and completely classic, a savoury palate (amongst lots of wines with a juicy, succulent fruit character) which denotes seriousness. We can see this ageing beautifully in the medium term.  

Landing in spring 2023.

Limited availability.  To order, e-mail us at sales@richardkihl.ltd.uk 

 

Château Poujeaux, Moulis-en-Médoc

Producer Profile

Château Poujeaux, Moulis-en-Médoc

Château Poujeaux is an AOC estate in the commune of Moulis-en-Médoc.  For many years owned by the Theil family, it was bought in 2008 by the Cuvelier family, owners of Clos Fourtet in St EmilionMathieu Cuvelier is in charge here and has modernised the estate, which is also moving towards organic and biodynamic production.  Stéphane Derenoncourt is the consultant oenologist.

The 70 hectares are planted to 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 % Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Franc and 5 % Petit Verdot

RED 2020 Château Poujeaux 75cl £217 per case of 12 Château Poujeaux
2020 / / 75cl
£217 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes“Cask sample taken 6 April. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot. Very dark core with purplish rim. Dark, savoury and a little bit oaky on the nose and the same character on the palate. The fruit is there at the core but there is absolutely no fruit sweetness until right at the very end, just dark and refined. Firm, slightly thick, chewy tannins. A little unyielding for now but harmonious. 13.5%. Drink 2028 – 2035. 16 + points.” (JH), Jancisobinson.com, Apr 21------"Good depth of colour to the fruit, deep plum, with attractive fresh fruit aromatics. Confident tannic frame with acidity and black fruits - all the elements to ensure it will age. There isn't the richness of the fruit that you will find in 2016 but it is full of personality and easy to recommend. One of the more successful wines from Moulis in the vintage. Lots of tannins, and a point of bitterness on the close of play that needs to be carefully handled during ageing. A yield of 34hl/ha. Drinking Window 2025 - 2036. 92 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine------"A dense, layered red with blackberry, tar, asphalt and spice character. Medium-to full-bodied with wonderful, polished and creamy tannins. Chewy and fine. Potentially one of the best in a long time. 94-95 points" jamessuckling.com

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