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Chateau Leoville-Poyferre, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France 2006

  • $280.00

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT, and BLEND
EARTHY & COMPLEX
SUSTAINABLE FARMING
CRITIC SCORE 90+ and COLLECTIBLE & CELLAR-WORTHY
SAINT-JULIEN, LEFT BANK, and BORDEAUX
FRANCE
Second Grand Cru Classé in 1855 : Château Léoville Poyferré, established in 1840 when Baron Jean-Marie de Poyferré added his name to Léoville.

 

Winemaker: Didier Cuvelier
Farming: Sustainable, HVE3
Variety: Predominately Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Terroir: Maritime climate, on terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil in the Leoville Poyferré vineyards.
Tasting Note: A sensuous cherry-flavored nose. Balanced. Medium bodied with tarry black fruits. Quite smooth. This is a beautiful Claret of great purity, that’s ageing very well. Lovely blackcurrant fruit nose with minerally, spicy depth. The palate has good structure and presence under the generous, pure, sweet fruit.
Scores: 92 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. 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.