Chateau Poujeaux 2016

Chateau Poujeaux 2016

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"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." -90pts, Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator: 91
A restrained style, but with a tasty core of juicy plum and red currant fruit that melds with light mulling spice, black tea and sanguine notes. There's a dusting of cedar on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 12,500 cases made.
Wine Advocate: 89
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.
Decanter: 93
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. Drinking Window 2022 - 2035.
Wine Enthusiast: 93
The sector of Poujeaux is one of the most prestigious in Moulis. This wine, from a 29-acre estate, is rich in tannins and dense in opulent black fruit. It is a powerful statement, tempered by acidity that gives a final lift. Drink from 2023.
Vinous: 90
The 2016 Poujeaux has a tightly knit bouquet of black fruit infused with melted chocolate and hinting at mint and sage. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, good depth and vigor, dovetailing into a slightly savory finish. I just have a nagging feeling that this could have been better. More ambition, please!
James Suckling: 92
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.