2014 Haut de Poujeaux, Haut-Médoc (Previously $19) SKU #1313853


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Tasting Notes

One of the additional labels from Chateaux Poujeaux, the fruit for the Haut de Poujeaux comes from just outside of Moulis and is therefore labeled as a standard Haut-Medoc. A blend of 45% cabernet sauvignon and 55% merlot, the wine carries the trademark finesse of its older sibling, but for bargain price. This is sleeper value from an underrated vintage.

Staff Reviews

  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    K&L Staff Member
    Fabulously well made wine, with elegant aromatics of black cherries, roasted coffee. The palate is absolutely seamless, revealing its high pedigree.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    K&L Staff Member
    If I were to summarize my tastes as a booze professional, I'd say I like "classic" flavors. I like Bourbon that tastes like Bourbon, Scotch that tastes like Scotch, Chablis that tastes like Chablis, and most importantly Bordeaux that tastes like Bordeaux. While 2009, 10, 15, and 16 get all the hype due to their fleshy fruit flavors and supple mouthfeels, 2014 is a "classic" Bordeaux vintage and what's great for people who like "classic" flavor is that "classic" is considered less exciting these days. Everything has to be the "vintage of a lifetime" or no one cares. Fine by me!!!!! I'll gladly take 2014 Haut de Poujeaux for sub-$20 pricing if "classic" claret is no longer desirable. This is an absolutely delicious Bordeaux (that tastes like Bordeaux!) with a complex and aromatic nose of oak, earth, and spice. After ten minutes in the glass there's a hint of red currant, but it's modest. The wine's strength is in its simple typicity - it's a Wednesday night claret that I would be happy to bring to dinner on Saturday evening. There's an old story about how Baron Rothschild mistook the 1953 Poujeaux for Lafite. If I would have tasted this blind, I would have easily mistaken the 2014 Haut de Poujeaux for a much more serious Bordeaux. For fans of classic, true-to-form Bordeaux with texture and nuance, this is a fantastic deal.
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    K&L Staff Member
    The Haut de Poujeaux is one of two additional labels from the Moulis estate—Salle de Poujeaux and this one. We have carried both and have found no difference in the quality. The wine has toasty, oaky aromas, and after decanting it opens up to a red fruited beauty, both forward and delicious. An absolutely great wine to enjoy now.
    Drink from 2017 to 2020


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