Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Country, Region: France, Bordeaux
Appellation: Moulis en Medoc
"The 2016 Poujeaux has turned out beautifully. Ripe, generous and deeply layered, the 2016 has so much to offer. A varietal Cabernet Sauvignon note give the dark red/purplish berry fruit an attractive floral/savory upper register that adds striking nuance as well as character. This is a superb vintage for Poujeaux." 90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, January 2019
Château Poujeaux is a leading Cru Bourgeois property that consistently produces wines of Grand Cru Classé quality. Poujeaux is located in the commune of Moulis and can trace its history back to the 16th century. It has been owned and run since 1921 by the Theil family and today it is brothers Philippe and François who are at the helm.
Poujeaux's 52-hectare vineyard is located in a single plot on a well-sited gravel ridge just outside the village of Poujeaux. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (40%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%).
The legendary 1953 Poujeaux was famously mistaken by Baron Rothschild for Lafite, and remains the finest wine the property has ever produced. Poujeaux wines are typically deeply coloured, wonderfully perfumed on the nose and display a seductive, creamy texture with densely concentrated cassis fruits on the palate.
The average vine density is 10,000 vines per hectare with an average age of vines of 30 years. Harvesting is all made by hand with sorting by optical sorting machine. Whole Berry ferment is made with very gentle extraction with ageing for 12 months in barrels of which 30% are new producing more than 20,000 cases per year.