James Suckling 94-95
A medium-bodied red with crunchy fruit and tight tannin structure. Juicy acidity coming through. Chewy and solid at the end. Closed and pretty tannins.
Robert Parker 88-90
The 2022 Poujeaux offers up aromas of cassis, plums, pencil shavings and sweet soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated palate that opens with a velvety attack, segueing into a firmer, more austere mid-palate and finish that depress my score. If this rounds out with elevage, my review will prove conservative.
The Wine Independent 87-89
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2022 Poujeaux is a tad broody and closed to start off, offering notes of tar, burnt rubber, and damp soil, before revealing a core of cassis, Provence herbs, and plum preserves. The medium to full-bodied palate fills the mouth with savory and black fruit layers, supported by chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.