92-93 POINTS: JAMES SUCKLING - Solid core of fruit and polished tannins give this a tight and composed palate. Fresh and bright.
91-93 POINTS: VINOUS - The 2018 Poujeaux displays good intensity on the nose, which is much more vivid and vivacious than recent vintages, featuring copious black cherry, bilberry and light marine aromas. The new oak here is well integrated. The palate is smooth on the entry with plush, almost luxuriant tannins. There is a sense of cohesion here, although the oak dominates the finish at the moment. This is a Poujeaux of substance; what it needs is a little more finesse on the finish, although I suspect that will develop with bottle age. Great potential. -Neal Martin