Château-Poujeaux Moulis en Médoc 2015 375ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Château-Poujeaux Moulis en Médoc 2015 375ml
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Château-Poujeaux Moulis en Médoc 2015

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Château Poujeaux is the grand vin of the Moulis-en-Médoc region. The style here unites the qualities of elegance, depth and balance. Poujeaux has an interesting history that can be traced back to the 16th Century. At the time, the owner of Château Latour in Pauillac, Gaston De L’Isle, owned the Poujeaux estate. During his tenure, the Moulis estate was known as La Salle de Poujeaux. Over the centuries, Château Poujeaux, like numerous Bordeaux estates, has been the property of many owners. In fact, the owner of Château Beychevelle in St. Julien, Marquis François Etienne de Brassier was one of those owners. Over the centuries, Poujeaux was bought, sold, split up, and divided. It was not until 1921 when the Theil family became the owners of the property that all the previously divided sections were brought back together again.


The true modern era for Château Poujeaux began quite recently. It started in 2008 when Jean Theil sold Poujeaux to the Cuvelier family, who were already well known for owning Clos Fourtet in St. Emilion. Once the Cuvelier family, headed by the young, dynamic, Mathieu Cuvelier took charge, things changed for the better. The winemaking facilities were modernized and the farming technique used in the vineyards of Poujeaux was also changed. They reduced yields and began picking later, giving them riper fruit. They also moved to an organic vineyard management approach and are looking at Biodynamic farming as well. All of this work in the vineyards has helped produce the best wines in the history of the estate.

The 68 hectare Moulis vineyard of Poujeaux is planted to 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 10,000 vines per hectare. The terroir is gravel-based soils, typical of the area. What is less typical, is that the majority of the vineyard is in one large parcel. Their best vines are placed on gravel hillside parcels with elevations that can be up to 25 meters at their peak on the Poujeaux plateau. The average age of the vines remains close to 35 years, although some vines are older.

Sustainable viticultural practices take place at all the Cuvelier family estates in Bordeaux and Château Poujeaux is no exception. This includes trellising in the traditional Guyot double manner, desuckering, early deleafing, green harvesting, and traditional tilling of the soil. They are experimenting with biodynamic farming at Clos Fourtet. If that is successful, they could slowly move to biodynamic farming at Chateau Poujeaux as well.

James Suckling
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Suave, brambly mixed summer berry fruits take center stage on the nose with a very nicely layered palate carrying fresh bright berry flavors into an upbeat finish. Smart wine. Try from 2022.

2018
Vinous
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The 2015 Poujeaux is gorgeous and open-knit, with lovely fruit presence, soft contours and tons of near to medium-term appeal. Silky tannins add to the wine's inviting personality. The sweet red cherry and plum flavors have an extra dimension of richness and deepness in 2015 that is unusual, but that also adds to the wine's undeniable allure. This is a gorgeous wine from the Cuvelier family. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

2018
Decanter
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Big, plummy but lifted Cabernet-Merlot flavours. Shows the usual richness of Poujeaux with more finesse and grip this year.

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