|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux Blend
Now under the full control of the Cuvelier family (who has done such a splendid job at St.-Emilion’s Clos Fourtet), the 2008 Poujeaux reveals more depth, richness, and concentration than previous examples. A sleeper of the vintage, its deep ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of red and black fruits, outstanding purity, medium to full body, and supple tannins in the finish. It should drink well for 12-15 years.
Shows a good range of tobacco, briar and black currant flavors, with a tarry hint adding some firmness to the finish, though this is accessible overall.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 17/20 points.