2010 Haut de Poujeaux, Haut-Médoc

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Philippe Cuvelier, who also owns Château Fortet in St-Emilion, purchased Poujeaux in 2008, enlisting the help of famed oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt to make the wines. The results have beem incredible across the board, including this, which is sourced from vineyards outside of the Moulis AOC. A blend of 45% Cab and 55% Merlot from vines averaging 20 years of age, the wine is quite forward for a 2010, with notes of tobacco and toasty oak. As good as their 2009 with plenty of substance to age mid-term. All for less than $20!

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2014 | Send Email
Very nice Bordeaux with dark fruit, berries and currants,surrounded by a touch of earth and tobacco spices

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/13/2013 | Send Email
Good news about Bordeaux. You CAN afford to drink it. OK. Maybe you aren't popping the cork on a bottle of vintage Chateau Lafite every night (and if you are, good for you), but the truth is there is a lot of wine made in Bordeaux, and in the best vintages like 2009 and 2010, there are some astonishingly good values in the $10 to $20 range. Like this 2010 Haut de Poujeaux, Haut Medoc. From the owners of Chateau Poujeaux in Moulis, this Cab/Merlot blend is a big, full-bodied wine, rich and round with superb structure. Plenty of ripe red fruits here, cherry and plum. I like this even better than the 2009. Approachable now but will more than reward another 3 to 5 years in the cellar.

Staff Image By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2013 | Send Email
A great value and shows some attractive dark fruit and good weight.

Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/1/2013 | Send Email
Classic 2010. Don't let the low price scare you away. This reminds me of the 1997 Cantemerle: it drinks great young, but will age (if you can keep your hands off it.) Wild spicy berry and floral character. Full-bodied, with soft tannins.

Staff Image By: Leah Greenstein | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/14/2013 | Send Email
I think I'm going to buy a case of this! From the folks at Poujeaux, this is made using grapes both from the Poujeaux property in Moulis and vineyards just outside the appellation's borders (hence the Haut-Medoc designation). There's just a touch of oak spice, and a hint of crushed vitamin on the nose to balance the currant and plum fruit. There's earth and tobacco underpinning, too. Tightly knit but incredibly fresh, give this five to seven years and it'll be incredible!

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5