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2016 Poujeaux, Moulis (1.5L)

SKU #1444908 93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark A standout during the en primeur tastings that lives up to its initial promise now it's in bottle. Strong, confident flavours show clear Médoc character, with dark berry fruits, silky tannins, great balance and freshness. Lots of life ahead of it. (JA) Inner quote mark (10/2018)

92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Blackberry, blueberry and orange-peel aromas follow through to a full body with a solid core of fruit and a fresh, tangy finish. The hazelnut and walnut undertones add to the complexity. Drink in 2021 and onwards. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

88-91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Supple-edged, with pretty notes of fresh earth, mulled plum and incense weaving together, showing subtle persistence on the finish. (JM) Inner quote mark (4/2017)

90 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark An outstanding Moulis made with consulting help from Stéphane Derenoncourt, the 2016 Château Poujeaux offers up a rock star, medium to full-bodied, layered profile as well as pretty notes of ripe black fruits, graphite, violets, and background oak. Give this sleeper 2-3 years of bottle age and it will impress for a decade or more. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

88-90 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Poujeaux is fabulous. Rich, deep and beautifully layered, it has a level of pure intensity I don't recall seeing in the past. Succulent red/bluish fruit and silky tannins add to the wine's considerable finesse. Racy and succulent to the core, yet still very much medium in body, the 2016 delivers the goods. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. This is a terrific showing from the Cuvelier family and winemakers Stéphane Derenoncourt and Julien Lavenu. Don't miss it. Tasted two times. (AG) Inner quote mark (4/2017)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Deep crimson. A rather distinctive aroma with something like smoky bacon. Dark and savoury. Very chewy and only just enough fruit to keep the tannins apart but give it time. 16+/20 points. (JH) Inner quote mark (10/2016)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Poujeaux is scented of fried herbs, tar and earth with baked plums and a waft of rocks. The palate is medium-bodied, firm, chewy and herbal. (LPB) Inner quote mark (11/2018)

K&L Notes

91-93 points Neal Martin: "The 2016 Poujeaux has an impressive bouquet with plenty of blackberry, briary and cigar box aromas that are very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin on the entry. This is a "smoky" Poujeaux with commendable depth and structure, a little more "solid" than recent vintages with good depth on the black pepper-tinged finish. The 2015 Poujeaux was very good, but this may well surpass that and achieve the level of some of the legendary wines from yesteryear." (Wine Advocate, 4/2017)

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