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Poujeaux 2015

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2015PoujeauxBT590225.001294 JS7082594.0094.00Poujeaux0.75
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Tasting Notes

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.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2018

The 2015 Poujeaux has a fragrant, quite floral bouquet of pretty red berry fruit, rose petal and damp undergrowth scents. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly coarse tannin, but there is a fine bead of acidity and a pleasing tobacco-stained finish. Fine, but not long-term. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, July 2019

The 2015 Poujeaux has a very able bouquet with blackberry, briary and subtle undergrowth scents, hints of boysenberry jam developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, redcurrant and a tang of marmalade. I would have liked a little more structure to come through, although there is decent length here. Fine, but I still feel that this estate can aim for higher. Anticipated maturity: 2020 - 2032.

Neal Martin, -, March 2018

The 2015 Poujeaux is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It has a high-toned, floral bouquet with kirsch and raspberry coulis notes, opulent for this Moulis, but it manages to retain control. The palate is chewy on the entry with mouth-coating tannin, solid in the mouth, brutish at the moment, although the finish does show satisfactory freshness, and is long and minerally. This will be intriguing once in bottle. Drink 2020-2035

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016

Shows excellent depth of fruit with chewy and polished tannins. Full and very long. Gorgeous length.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016

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 - 2025

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018

The 2015 Poujeaux is shaping up to be a huge overachiever in this vintage. Rich, layered and generous, the 2015 offers considerable near and medium term appeal. This is a strong showing from the Cuvelier family. Stéphane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu are the consulting winemakers

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016

Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Light and fresh and a bit tight. Correct but certainly not opulent. Finishes suddenly.
Drink 2023-2030

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2019

Dark crimson. Refined and pure dark fruit if not yet open. Lots of freshness, the tannins dry and mildly chewy yet balanced by that almost austere dark fruit. (JH) 14%
Drink 2022-2032

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, November 2017

Now owned by Philippe Cuvelier of Clos Fourtet and made with the help of Stephane Derenoncourt. This 68 hectare Moulis estate produces wines that are always smooth and polished. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. Deep ruby colour with a rich menthol and cassis nose. The palate is rich with sandy, sappy tannins and juicy blackcurrant fruit. This is juicy but well structured to provide a balance sweet and savoury finish.

Farr Vintners, March 2016

Firm and fresh on the nose but the palate has depth a mix of sweet black fruits. The tannins are firm but ripe an underlying structure with cassis and black cherry richness on the finish.

Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016

Poujeaux rarely disappoints, making wines that are often of classed growth standard. This
is a dense, serious, focused claret with notes of wood smoke, black tea and blackcurrant, fine
oak and taut acidity. Drink: 2020-28

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016

A lovely bright, focussed Poujeaux, with nice dry, but not harsh tannins, and a long, rich finish. This is a classic Poujeaux
with more length than I have seen in a good long time. It will age slowly but provide good drinking for twenty years.

Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016
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