Château Léoville Poyferré - Saint Julien

94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
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93 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
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93 points - The Wine Advocate
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97 points - The Wine Advocate
97 points - The Wine Advocate
Château Léoville Poyferré - Saint Julien - 2015 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Léoville Poyferré - Saint Julien

94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
98 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
97 points - The Wine Advocate
97 points - The Wine Advocate
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The 2015 Leoville Poyferre is deep garnet-purple coloured with a nose of grilled meats, baked plums, crème de cassis and baker's chocolate with nuances of dusty soil and iron ore plus a hint of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, very firm and muscular in the mouth, it is built like a brick house with a mineral-tinged finish.
The 2014 Leoville-Poyferre was surprisingly backward and tight on the nose (usually it is the most expressive and generous Léoville in its youth). The precision and focus is intact, but it is broody and sultry at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with firm structure, which suggests that it has turned volte face since its opulent showing in barrel. Overall, this comes across as perhaps a slightly more austere and masculine wine from Didier Cuvelier, though that is not a criticism, just an observation. I would like to see a little more persistence on the finish, but the tidings bode well for this mercurial and fascinating Léoville-Poyferre.
The 2013 Léoville-Poyferre has a lovely nose with simple blackcurrant and wild strawberry fruit, maintaining Didier Cuvelier's more opulent style while retaining delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with gently grippy tannin, good acidity and structure, not complex but with a very impressive blackberry and cassis finish that lingers in the mouth. Chapeau Monsieur Cuvelier - one of the best Saint Juliens this vintage.
Owned by the Cuvelier family since 1920, this property over the last 20 years has made some great wines in the Médoc. The 2012 is opaque purple, thick-looking, and from bottle much more impressive than it was from barrel. This very extracted, rich, full-bodied, masculine Léoville Poyferré needs a good 5-8 years of bottle age and should evolve well for at least 20-25 years. Loads of blackberry and cassis, crushed rock and graphite notes are present in this medium to full-bodied, impressively concentrated, and pure wine. Forget it for a while, as this is one of the bigger, richer Médocs.
This property, which has been on a qualitative tear over the last generation, has produced one of the most successful wines of 2011. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it is broad, rich, medium to full-bodied and dense. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as lots of concentration, silky tannins, and a bigger, richer mouthfeel than any of its St.-Julien peers. The result is one of the stars of the vintage.
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Léoville Poyferré opens with notes of sautéed herbs and pencil shavings on the nose, giving way to scents of redcurrant jelly, baked plums and cedar chest plus a waft of cassis. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has pleasant energy and well-played, lightly chewy tannins with compelling freshness on the finish.
Having retreated into its shell, the deep garnet coloured 2009 Léoville Poyferré gives up slowly revealing notions of cigar boxes, pencil lead, charcoal, rose hip tea and fragrant earth with a core of preserved plums, crème de cassis, espresso and Indian spices. Full, rich, seductive and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, the palate features firm yet beautifully velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and spicy.
The 2007 Leoville-Poyferre has a tightly wound bouquet at first, although it unfurls to reveal attractive cedar and undergrowth-tinged black fruit, dried blood and cured meat aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy texture, a fine thread of acidity and a grippy, almost Pauillac-like, graphite finish that lends body and focus. This showing at ten years suggests that, after differing performances in its youth, this Saint Julien has settled into a groove; in fact, I envisage it maturing with style over the next 15-20 years.
The 2006 Château Léoville Poyferré has one of the most harmonious and complete bouquets from Saint Julien: very well-defined blackberry, briary and chalky scents, real focus and delivery here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, ripe tannin matched with well-judged acidity. Like the 2006 Léoville-Barton, it is stubborn and backward, but there is clearly harmony and focus on the finish, the new oak deftly assimilated in the fabric of the wine. This is a lovely wine from Didier Cuvelier.
Léoville Poyferré’s dense ruby/purple 2005 is soft, round and juicy, with lots of blackcurrant fruit, plum and Asian spice. It is medium to full-bodied and, along with Léoville Las Cases and Saint-Pierre, probably one of the best St.-Juliens I tasted in this retrospective. It is surprisingly supple and accessible. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.
The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years.
The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now
Absolutely spectacular, the1990 Leoville Poyferre is much more evolved than either of its two Leoville neighbors. Its opaque plum/garnet color is accompanied by a gorgeous bouquet of smoke, charcoal, creme de cassis, and flowers. Fleshy and opulent, it comes across like a St.-Julien with a Pomerol texture and allure. This beauty has reached full maturity where it should remain for another two decades.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Saint Julien
Producer:
Château Léoville Poyferré
Grapes/Blend:
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Pairing Sugesstions:
Lamb, Beef, Venison, Game Birds, Duck, Charcuterie and Cured Meats

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Château Léoville Poyferré

Château Léoville Poyferré

Château Leoville Poyferre is a renowned winery located in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux, France. The history of this estate dates back to the 17th century when it...

Château Leoville Poyferre is a renowned winery located in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux, France. The history of this estate dates back to the 17th century when it was owned by the Leoville family. In the mid-19th century, the estate was divided into three parts, with Château Leoville Poyferre being one of them. Today, the estate is owned by the Cuvelier family, who have been producing exceptional wines for over a century.

The vineyards of Château Leoville Poyferre are situated on gravelly soil, which is ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes. The estate produces three wines, namely the Grand Vin, Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre, and Château Moulin Riche. The Grand Vin is the flagship wine of the estate and is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grapes. It is aged in oak barrels for 18-20 months, which gives it a complex and elegant character.

The style of production at Château Leoville Poyferre is traditional, with a focus on quality and attention to detail. The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted before being fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in oak barrels, which are carefully selected to complement the characteristics of the wine.

The wines of Château Leoville Poyferre are known for their elegance, complexity, and longevity. They have a deep ruby color and aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cedar. On the palate, they are full-bodied with firm tannins and a long finish. These wines are perfect for aging and can be enjoyed for many years to come.

In conclusion, Château Leoville Poyferre is a producer of exceptional wines that are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts around the world. Their traditional style of production, combined with their focus on quality and attention to detail, has resulted in wines that are elegant, complex, and long-lasting. If you are looking for a wine that embodies the best of Bordeaux, then Château Leoville Poyferre is definitely worth trying.

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Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Saint-Julien is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with...

Saint-Julien is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a long history of winemaking dating back to the 17th century.

The style of production in Saint-Julien is heavily influenced by the terroir, which is characterized by gravelly soils and a maritime climate. The grapes grown here are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, with smaller amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec.

The wines produced in Saint-Julien are typically full-bodied and complex, with a deep ruby color and aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cedar. They are known for their firm tannins and long aging potential, with some of the best vintages capable of aging for several decades.

One of the most famous producers in Saint-Julien is Château Léoville Las Cases, which has been producing wine since the 17th century. Their wines are known for their elegance and finesse, with a perfect balance of fruit, tannins, and acidity. Another notable producer is Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, which has been producing wine since the 18th century. Their wines are known for their power and intensity, with a rich, velvety texture and flavors of black fruit, spice, and tobacco.

Other notable producers in Saint-Julien include Château Beychevelle, Château Talbot, and Château Branaire-Ducru. Each of these producers has their own unique style and approach to winemaking, but all share a commitment to producing the highest quality wines possible.

Overall, Saint-Julien is a wine appellation that is steeped in history and tradition, with a long-standing reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the world. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, a bottle of Saint-Julien wine is sure to impress.

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