Along with Château Chasse-Spleen this is the most highly regarded wine in the Moulisen-
Médoc area. Its history can be traced back to the 16th Century, when it was under
the same ownership as Château Latour.
The property suffered over time from a surfeit
of sales and was broken up in the early 20th Century, Thanks to the ministrations of the
Theil family, from 1921 on that situation was reversed, with the Theils doing much to
endow the wine with an elevated reputation.
Poujeaux was eventually purchased in
2008 by Clos Fourtet owners, the Cuvelier family. With consultant Stéphane
Derononcourt on hand, Philippe Cuvelier and his son Matthieu are maintaining the
wine’s traditionally generous but delicate style while raising the property’s potential for
excellence through modernisation and sustainable viticultural practices.
farming is now used with lower yields, and they are also experimenting with
biodynamics. The make-up is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5 % Cabernet
Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. One of the best value wines on the Left Bank.
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