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2018 Poujeaux, Moulis (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1408017 93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Poujeaux is a wine that I often hold up as classic example of what the Médoc can achieve, and here again it's a huge success. It has a beautiful nose, with vibrant and well extracted brambly dark fruits on the palate - but not so much that it feels like it's pushing too hard. It's an architectural wine, a more classic take on the vintage, but for me this is where the money is in Moulis. It takes its time to unravel, and the heat of the summer comes through in its rich, ripe mouthfeel. The tannins close in on the finish, which has a menthol and eucalyptus edge that suggests a long life ahead. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92-93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Solid core of fruit and polished tannins give this a tight and composed palate. Fresh and bright. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

91-93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Poujeaux displays good intensity on the nose, which is much more vivid and vivacious than recent vintages, featuring copious black cherry, bilberry and light marine aromas. The new oak here is well integrated. The palate is smooth on the entry with plush, almost luxuriant tannins. There is a sense of cohesion here, although the oak dominates the finish at the moment. This is a Poujeaux of substance; what it needs is a little more finesse on the finish, although I suspect that will develop with bottle age. Great potential. (NM) Inner quote mark (11/2019)

89-92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Flavors of plum and cherry preserves are melded nicely with cocoa and tobacco notes. Soft and rounded, yet persistent on the finish. (JM, Web-2019) Inner quote mark

88-91 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2018 Château Poujeaux has plenty of potential and is an impressive Moulis. Pretty notes of black cherries, pipe tobacco, and freshly tilled earth all give way to a medium-bodied, nicely textured 2018 that has good ripeness in its fruit and tannins, outstanding balance, and great finish. It has plenty of potential. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

K&L Notes

90-93 points Antonio Galloni in Vinous: "One of the stars of the vintage, the 2018 Poujeaux is rich, luscious and bold, with a level of fruit density I don't recall seeing in the past. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice and spice are all pushed forward in this racy, succulent Moulis. This is an especially fine Poujeaux. Don't miss it." (5/2019)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/5/2021 | Send Email
This is dark and intense with flavors of ripe mulberry, blackberry, and mince pie. At present the mid-palate is somewhat brooding and tensile with a deep mineral-laced core, and the finish is clean and dry with fine-grained tannins. Should age nicely.

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