2007 Haut de Poujeaux, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1063670

A four-hectare vineyard in the Haut-Médoc belonging to Ch. Poujeaux, owned by the Cuvelier family, also owners of Clos Fourtet (1er Cru Classé in St-Emilion). The vinification is entrusted to two famous oenologists: Stéphane Derenoncourt and Nicolas Thienpont (Canon La Gaffelière, Prieuré Lichone, Larcis Ducasse). This wine has all of the generosity, elegance and charm of Poujeaux.

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/21/2011 | Send Email
This wine has nice density on the palate, with good acidity, minerality and some earth. A rather classic inexpensive claret from a decent, often overlooked vintage.

Staff Image By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/2/2011 | Send Email
Both Poujeaux wines showed well in the tasting. It’s not as full and long as the 2004, but for the price it’s hard to complain. The second wine of Poujeaux, this is a blend of 45% Cab and 55% Merlot. It has bright red fruit and slight floral scents that come through on the pretty nose. The soft palate carries more bright red fruit.

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