Château Poujeaux 2016
The delicious Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel, Château Poujeaux is available at £260.00 IB per case – Neal Martin believes “The 2015 Poujeaux was very good, but this may well surpass that and achieve the level of some of the legendary wines from yesteryear.”
Jane Anson - One of the great value (everything's relative of course) wines of the Médoc, with brilliant work being done by Christophe Labenne and Matheiu Cuvelier of Clos Fourtet. Great Médoc character, full of mint and charcoal and a clear build up of power through the palate. This is rich and spicy with lovely rippling tannins and great depth to the autumnal berry fruit . A classic Poujeaux that will age well but there is no need to wait beyond six to eight years to start drinking this. A real success. Planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and an equal 5% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
The 2016 Poujeaux has an impressive bouquet with plenty of blackberry, briary and cigar box aromas that are very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin on the entry. This is a "smoky" Poujeaux with commendable depth and structure, a little more "solid" than recent vintages with good depth on the black pepper-tinged finish. The 2015 Poujeaux was very good, but this may well surpass that and achieve the level of some of the legendary wines from yesteryear.