Friday 14 December 2012

Then & Now - Château Poujeaux

I had a craving for a mature Bordeaux, and why not at the same time try a new version of the same wine? Ok then, a bottle of 1975 Château Poujeaux is collected from the cellar and the 2009 is bought from the state monopoly.
But unfortunately there was no head to head match, which I had looked forward too.

1975 Château Poujeaux
Dead on arrival, the cork was dry and fell to pieces. That is not automatically a sign that the wine will be bad, but when I poured the wine I could almost feel the TCA from a distance...:-(
50p   (tasted 2012/12)

2009 Château Poujeaux
A medium sized, finely structured, young nose with notes of sweet black currants, blueberries, balsa wood, coffee, leather and a fine cigarr aroma. This has one foot firmly placed in the Bordeuax tradition and one foot is lightly treading into the more modern style. I like this.
The taste is leaner, fimer and even better than the nose with ripe red and black currants, pencil shavings, leather, fresh stables and a fine dusting of vanilla powder. A medium long, fine finish. I would guess that this will be drinking stunningly in 5-8+ years.
88p   (tasted 2012/12)

Better luck tomorrow...:-)


  1. :(
    How was 2009 compared to 2007 and 2008?

    1. Regarding Poujeaux - haven' t had the 08 and the 07 was a lightweight, although nothing wrong with it. But generally speaking, the 2009's should be a top vintage, but I haven' t tatsted enough to make a real judgement.