2015 Poujeaux, Moulis (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253294 92-93 points James Suckling

 Shows excellent depth of fruit with chewy and polished tannins. Full and very long. Gorgeous length.  (4/2016)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Poujeaux is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It has a high-toned, floral bouquet with kirsch and raspberry coulis notes, opulent for this Moulis, but it manages to retain control. The palate is chewy on the entry with mouth-coating tannin, solid in the mouth, brutish at the moment, although the finish does show satisfactory freshness, and is long and minerally. This will be intriguing once in bottle. (NM)  (4/2016)

88-91 points Wine Spectator

 *Barrel Tasting* Subtle tea and sandalwood notes meld nicely with the core of lightly steeped red currant fruit. Features a gentle cocoa powder edge on the elegant finish.  (4/2016)

90 points Decanter

 Big, plummy but lifted Cabernet-Merlot flavours. Shows the usual richness of Poujeaux with more finesse and grip this year.  (4/2016)

88-90 points Vinous

 The 2015 Poujeaux is shaping up to be a huge overachiever in this vintage. Rich, layered and generous, the 2015 offers considerable near and medium term appeal. This is a strong showing from the Cuvelier family. Stéphane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu are the consulting winemakers. (AG)  (4/2016)

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By: Philip Bohorfoush | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/5/2016 | Send Email
Very fresh on the nose with red and black berries, spice, and cinnamon. Great fruit, medium bodied, and with firm tannins that will develop well. A superb vintage for Poujeaux.
Top Value!

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/5/2016 | Send Email
Another under $30 value from the great 2015 vintage in Bordeaux. Here the 50%+ of Cabernet brings out the red fruit and cassis aromas that follow to the palate. Great structure for the cellar but plenty of sweet, sexy red berry flavors. We always love this wine and it is even better these days under the team from Clos Fourtet.
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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
2015 Poujeaux is a perfect example why this wine has been a top selling wine here for decades. Beautifully polished, ripe sweet fruit with classic structure. The kicker here is the exquisite balance this wine always possesses. A serious wine of great taste; along with Cantemerle a candidate for the best value in left bank Bordeaux wine!

By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
I always find this wine in a masculine style. Dark black fruits, with lots of licorice in the mouth; the 2015 still has those characteristics but is a bit more open and approachable then I normally find it at this young stage. Ripe, sweet middle fruit are still followed by some grippy tannins, but this all should come together in the bottle.

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
A fine, elegant, well-balanced claret from a producer that has become the darling of the K&L staff. Along with Cantemerle, this is a wine I've started buying almost every vintage since 2009. The 50% of cabernet adds full-bodied structure, but the 40% of merlot gives a soft-fruited texture and finesse to the wine. Another fantastic value from Poujeaux and another wine I'll be buying at least a case of.

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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 M├ędoc 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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