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I bought this bottle of wine as part of a lot from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/85473.Saint Julien is a Bordeaux appellation created in 1936 for wines from in and around the commune of Saint Julien Bechevelle on the Medoc peninsular.It is a small but prestigious appellation with 11 Grand Cru Classe in the 1855 classification,one of which was Chateau Leoville Poyferre as a second growth.The Grand wine of 2001 is a blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon,20%merlot and 5% petit verdot which spent 18 months in oak barrels before bottling in mid 2003..I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork and I did enjoy it.My initial impresion was of how smooth it was,almost like liquid silk.There is some blackcurrant,blackberry and licorice style fruit there with a suggestion of cigar box and the tannins were soft but incredibly stuctured. In short,this is a beautiful wine by any standards. The well known American wine critic Robert Parker gave this 2001 vintage 90 of his points.
Very enjoyable. Lots of unintegrated fruit. Dark and meaty but it will improve. Good length but the mouth is lacking something. Not really a wine to my taste although I can accept that it is a good wine.
External Reviews for 3 Cases of Château Léoville Poyferré Dp
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Leoville-Poyferre (Kosher) 750ml
Smoky and rich with lots of spice and berries. Medium- to full-bodied, with very good tannins with soft and silky texture and a medium finish. Not as impressive in bottle as barrel, but outstanding... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Leoville-Poyferre 750ml
Gorgeous wine. At this stage in its development it is showing a flashy and flamboyant bouquet of black currant, ripe blackberries, espresso, baking spices like cinnamon and coriander and touches of leather. This wine enters the palate with gusto, big black cherries and cassis with a layered texture that showcases the fruit and is framed well by secondary and tertiary flavors of mocha and roasted coffee. Firm tannins and a prominent, but not overwhelming acidity ensure that this bad boy will lay down and continue to improve for 5-6 years and drink well another half decade after that. Long, savory finish that begs for another taste. This wine is not shy and it transcends the vintage with fierce character and personality. This is one to stockpile for short-medium term drinking.
Food Pairings for 3 Cases of Château Léoville Poyferré Dp
Dietary Information: Kosher