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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Chateau Poujeaux Moulis en Medoc 2005
Chateau Poujeaux Moulis en Medoc 2005
(search item no. 101659)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wines of Chateau Poujeaux always have a color very strong, very profound. The subtle flavors, soft tannins and silky hope are never aggressive even in their youth. Power, charm, elegance and balance, perfectly characterize these wines. This success is due to the extreme rigor in the selection of tanks and the expertise acquired over three generations.
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About Chateau Poujeaux:

Château Poujeaux has over the years been sought after by connoisseurs. Former French president George Pompidou swore by it and served it at the Elysée palace!

In 2008, Philippe Cuvelier and his son Matthieu, who are already the happy owners of the Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé Château Clos Fourtet, have taken over this lovely estate in Moulis en Médoc. While ensuring the continuity of operations here, they are also injecting ome new energy and lots of ambition into the property.

The Château Poujeaux vineyard lies in one single plot to the north-east of Moulis, on the gravel mounds of Grand-Poujeaux. The majority of the estate’s vines are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, while Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot only account for 10% of the total. The fruit from the different plots of this fine terroir is managed separately so that the character of each can be fully expressed, giving Château Poujeaux its unique quality. What a great terroir Poujeaux has! In the heart of the Medoc, near our own hearts, this is a wine that we end up knowing by heart. A small estate, unlike any other. Poujeaux isn't just a wine, it's a lot more. Poujeaux is really amazing and quite outstanding. Matthieu Cuvelier Owner-Director