In a nutshell: From the appellation of Moulis-en-Medoc this is one of the best value left bank Bordeaux wines out there.
The lowdown: Chateau Poujeaux is regarded as one of the finest estates in the Moulis appellation of the Medoc and has seen a lot of investment over the last decade or so since being bought by the Cuvelier family of Saint-Emilion's Clos Fourtet. Meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard, renowned consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt working with the team, and some rather excellent sloping gravel terroir of Grand-Poujeaux have all combined in a recipe of success. 2015 was a great vintage and Poujeaux produced a great wine. A classic left bank blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot, with 7% Petit Verdot (and a small bit of Cab Franc), hand picked and aged for 12 months in oak this wine opens with lovely aromas of red and dark berry fruits with floral notes. The palate is rounded, layered and structured with great depth and ripeness of fruit complimented by touches of spice, tobacco, and minerally notes, with full and polished tannins.
91/100 - Tim Atkin MW, 94/100 - James Suckling
When to drink: Drink from now through to 2030. Best decanted for an hour before drinking.