Wine Details

Château Poujeaux • Moulis-en Medoc
Cru Bourgeois
France • Bordeaux • Médoc
2003 (1 in Cellar)
Jeff Tolmie - 26.01.2009
Rich inviting dark berry, licorice and earthy aromas. Delicious savoury dark blackberries & tobacco with great balance. Fine tannins and round acid. Quite chewy in the finish. Long balanced finished. (Still too cold to rate it properly)
2002 (1 in Cellar)
Jeff Tolmie - 15.11.2008
Smokey dark red. The nose is elegant and subtle, ripe blueberry and blackberry. In the background, sweet licorice, cloves and something floral. A truly delightful nose. Initially quite sour in the mouth, but after an hour of air, much more balanced. The fruit was not optimally ripe, but is rich and medium bodied. Nice soft tannins prop up stewed black fruits. Medium and complex finish. I like the bouquet of this wine. If the fruit had been a little stronger it would be great.

Day 2:The nose has become quite classic, with a mix of dark berries and earth. The tannins seem rougher and the acids stronger, with juicy toasted dark fruits and a long finish.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
With its smoked and spiced notes, the Poujeaux 2002 gives an impression of a classical wine. The finale is a little short but the result is a result of a very nice wine.
Dunkles rubinrot, etwas violett am Rande. Nase etwas animalische Würze und Pflaumenkuchen. Am Gaumen säurebetont, etwas Süsse im Hintergrund, aber auch eher mittelgewichtig. Leicht pelzige Tannine, ziemlich kurz im Abgang. Klassisch im Stil, aber etwas dürr und trockene Tannine.
- Wine Doctor
A nice, evolved nose here, quite claretty in style, but still showing some very appealing primary fruit. Full and plump on the palate, pleasingly so in view of the vintage. There is a good structure quite evident, a core of tannin, with nice acidity. But it is all rather quiet. It lacks the impact and flavour that would make the wine really good. It has some style though, and finishes very gently.
Alcohol: 13%
At the time Karstadt wanted 24.95 for the 2002 vintage.

Vineyard notes from The Wine Doctor

"Chateau Poujeaux is a fine Cru Bourgeois estate located in Moulis, one of the two lesser communes of the Médoc where no classed growth properties are to be found. The commune of Poujeaux is where the best properties in Moulis are located, and many would regard Chateau Poujeaux and Chateau Chasse-Spleen as the leaders in this small locality.

There are now 52 hectares of vineyards at Chateau Poujeaux, it having increased in area by 10 hectares in recent years, on the Gunzian gravel that surrounds Grand Poujeaux and is found throughout the Médoc. The vines are 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Average vine age is 35 years, and they are planted at a density of 10000 vines/ha. Harvest is manual and fermentation is temperature-controlled with a maceration of up to 28 days. The wine then spends up to one year in oak, of which 50% is new each year. Clarification is by racking and an egg-white fining, but there is no filtration."
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