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2011 Château Léoville-Poyferré (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Château Léoville-Poyferré leoville-poyferre.fr   details
Appellation: Saint-Julien - Médoc - France (2ème Cru Classé)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Hold
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$80.00
 
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rated (2010 vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 21, 2011 , IWC
90 points "(61% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc; 3.7 pH; 14% alcohol) Opaque inky-purple. Fruit-driven aromas of plum jam, smoky black cherry and chocolate-covered blackcurrant. Then increasingly austere and tough on the palate, with black fruit flavors hidden beneath a thick coating of oak. The long finish features clove, vanilla and underbrush nuances. This massive Leoville Poyferre will need plenty of time to shed its tannic cloak, but appears to possess enough fruit beneath its oaky veneer. 90-93 points"
rated (2009 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 16, 2010 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
97 points "One of the stars of the vintage, it will be interesting to see if Poyferre ultimately eclipses Las Cases as the finest of the three Leovilles. The 2009 is even better than the 2000, 2003, and 2005. Its inky/purple color precedes a wine filled with extraordinary opulence, voluptuous texture, and sweet tannin. It offers both intellectual and hedonistic pleasure with layer upon layer of ripe fruit. Yields were 43 hectoliters per hectare, the blend is more than two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, and the natural alcohol is the highest ever measured at this estate, 13.95%. The high alcohol is not the least bit noticeable because of the extraordinary concentration and freshness possessed by most 2009s - a vintage characteristic that will serve these wines for decades to come. This is a wine to purchase by the case-load. It should drink well for 30-45 years. (Tasted three times.)(97-100)." Best 2015-2050
rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : May 19, 2005 , Decanter decanter.com
4 stars "Deeply concentrated colour, a bit closed still, quite four-square blackcurrant Cabernetfruit, good length and presence, quite powerful and with a good future. Drink 2012-30. (18 points)" Best 2012-2030
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