Château Léoville Poyferré Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 2003

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I have had this wine three times out of bottle, rating it 97 once and 98 twice. It is a colossal success and a potential legend in the making. Its ... Read more

This Saint Julien gem is getting harder and harder to find. One of the few estates to perform better in 2003 than 2005. Read more

This fabulous 1996 was tasted three times from bottle, and it is unquestionably the estatersquo;s finest wine since their blockbuster 1990. Medium ... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/29/2010

I have had this wine three times out of bottle, rating it 97 once and 98 twice. It is a colossal success and a potential legend in the making. Its saturated, dense inky/blue/purple color offers up notes of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Leoville-Poyferre 750ml


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Source: kybecca
07/02/2008

This Saint Julien gem is getting harder and harder to find. One of the few estates to perform better in 2003 than 2005.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This fabulous 1996 was tasted three times from bottle, and it is unquestionably the estatersquo;s finest wine since their blockbuster 1990. Medium to full-bodied with a saturated black/purple color, the nose offers notes of cedar, jammy black fruits, smoke, truffles, and subtle new oak. In the mouth, there is impressive fruit extraction, a tannic, full-bodied structure, and a classic display of power and finesse. The longer it sat in the glass, the more impressive the wine became. Backward, and massive in terms of its extract and richness, this should prove to be a sensational Leacute;oville-Poyferre for drinking over the next three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2028.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The '98 is equally black, and seems more exotic in its ripeness. the blackberry and herb fruit descends into severe tannins and almost disappears, but then it's back, plummy, concentrated, lasting in the end with the scent of a red rose. Perhaps it's the complete arc of the '99 that Cuvelier prefers; the wine lays all its cards on the table. the '98 is not as clean, fresh and forthright; it seems more traditional Bordeaux.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

I have had this wine three times out of bottle, rating it 97 once and 98 twice. It is a colossal success and a potential legend in the making. Its saturated, dense inky/blue/purple color offers up notes of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, and creme de cassis. A synthesis of power and elegance, this multi-layered wine has spectacular concentration, sweet but high tannin, and low acidity. A stunning effort that showcases this legendary terroir, it is a brilliant, brilliant success. The quintessential Leoville Poyferre? Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2030.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Seemingly ripe as a Rhone, this vintage of Poyferré smells of crushed blackberries when first opened, and tastes like a soup of black currants. It's not until two days later that the wine begins to take some form, a firm, stolid structure building around all the fruit, a stone cavern to surround all its succulent glory. A super-ripe powerhouse of the vintage, this will be a choice for game in six to eight years' time.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

I have had this wine three times out of bottle, rating it 97 once and 98 twice. It is a colossal success and a potential legend in the making. Its saturated, dense inky/blue/purple color offers up notes of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, and creme de cassis. A synthesis of power and elegance, this multi-layered wine has spectacular concentration, sweet but high tannin, and low acidity. A stunning effort that showcases this legendary terroir, it is a brilliant, brilliant success. The quintessential Leoville Poyferre? Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2030.


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Tasting Notes :I have had this wine three times out of bottle, rating it 97 once and 98 twice. It is a colossal success and a potential legend in the making. Its saturated, dense inky/blue/purple color offers up notes of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, and creme de cassis. A synthesis of power and elegance, this multi-layered wine has spectacular concentration, sweet but high tannin, and low acidity A stunning effort that showcases this legendary terroir, it is a brilliant, brilliant success.

Tasting Notes :I have had this wine three times out of bottle, rating it 97 once and 98 twice. It is a colossal success and a potential legend in the making. Its saturated, dense inky/blue/purple color offers up notes of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, and creme de cassis. A synthesis of power and elegance, this multi-layered wine has spectacular concentration, sweet but high tannin, and low acidity A stunning effort that showcases this legendary terroir, it is a brilliant, brilliant success.

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