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Chateau Leoville Poyferre St Julien 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"It boasts an opaque purple color in addition to a sweet perfume of spring flowers, black raspberries, creme de cassis and a hint of spicy oak...95-98" WA 5/11

Chateau Leoville Poyferre:
In the reign of Louis XIII, in 1638, a certain Jean de Moytié, Counsellor of the Bordeaux parliament and a noble bourgeois of the town, owned a beautifully sloped gravelly vineyard near the River. This place, as was the tradition, was named after its owner and thus became the “Mont-Moytié.” Historically, the production of Mont-Moytié was among the first M&eac... Read more
In the reign of Louis XIII, in 1638, a certain Jean de Moytié, Counsellor of the Bordeaux parliament and a noble bourgeois of the town, owned a beautifully sloped gravelly vineyard near the River. This place, as was the tradition, was named after its owner and thus became the “Mont-Moytié.” Historically, the production of Mont-Moytié was among the first Médoc wines, along with the “Château de Margaux”, the “Tour de Saint-Lambert” or the “Château de La Fitte” in Pauillac and the “Château de Calon”, in Saint-Estèphe, which were all established before the period of civil war known as La Fronde (1648-1653.) These were the first estates to appear in the Médoc parishes, which were later to become commune appellations. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chateau Leoville Poyferre St Julien

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,691
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 05/05/2014

Nutty oak is a bit heavy on the nose, though there is plenty of jammy fruit to support it it remains vanilla tinged. A bit austere on entry, focused, rather powerful and frankly tannic with dry tannins spreading across the palate. You can sense the stuffing here and there's a hint of bitterness on the palate that offers a nice counterpoint to the seethes. This turns somewhat perfumed fruit in the mouth, though it remains a bit tough and short. Surprisingly so. This seems to be well equipped to improve in the bottle. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,691
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

Smoky oak, clay soil tones, smoked chili, sweet touch of caramel, blackberry coulis – velvet texture in the mouth, seductive soft tannins, mid-palate turns a bit loose and blowsy but quite texturally expansive, tightens up on the finish, a touch short but quite enjoyable already (89-90)


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,691
4.50 5
Vintage: 1990 09/22/2008

This is rocking> Apon opening this is just a poof of something lactic followed by a decidely ferny green herb note with hints of perfumey soap and light cedar notes to the rich, fresh red fruits. This is lighter and much more elegant than either the Troplong or Figeac with fresh red fruits in the mouth and wonderfully ripe tannins. Medium bodied with solid, vibrant acidity, this could easily be underwhelming in a crowd but it is exactly that subtle complexity that warrants and rewards attention. A great Bordeaux, really quintessential and at peak with a long future ahead.


Member Reviews for Chateau Leoville Poyferre St Julien

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,691
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/25/2009

Superb! Almost liquor.


Snooth User: jamlani
630288610
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/30/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/29/2009

Very woody on the nose. Wood and soft raspberry fruit on the palate. Big Tannins still. Showing too much wood overall right now.


Snooth User: jamesreina
547805177
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/08/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: edub
151871330
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/16/2009

I recommend decanting this wine for 6 + hours to experience a stunning wine. This wine at first, was light and almost seemed diluted. A nose of roses, violets, with minerals and cedar. After 4 hours and a few sips, the wine started to take shape, and gain a nice length. We consumed this wine after 6 hours, and it had changed from light and subtle, to a big, full bodied, meaty, smoked dark fruits, multi dimensional heavy hitter of a wine. Also, a long, long, finish. Wonderful!


4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 07/29/2008

Lovely deep red in the glass. My bottle came out of the fridge in a tiny restaurant in the Marias so the nose was almost impossible to decipher. Some definite vanilla, cherry and a hint of smoke on the nose. Super mouth feel, really firm and fruity, great tannins, rounded and opulent I can't believe the price on this 2004 Bordeaux and can't stress how much you should be buying this wine esp considering the 2005 prices. 92 Points


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External Reviews for Chateau Leoville Poyferre St Julien

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2013 10/16/2012

The second wine of Chateau Leoville Poyferre, a second classed growth in Saint Julien, is owned by the Cuvelier family and which is hallmarked for its balance, finesse and elegance. Vinification in stainless steel with temperature controlled systems. Ageing in one and two years old barrels for 18 months, fining with egg white. Grapes : Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Merlot 28%, Petit Verdot 8%, Cabernet Franc 2% Region : France / Bordeaux / Saint Julien AOC Maker : Isabelle Lavin Notes : Beautifully crafted wine from this prestigious Chateau showing a lovely richly textured palate with coffee and chocolate nuances. ABV : 12.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2012 11/14/2013

This very ripe full-bodied wine is powered by sweet blackberries and solid tannins. It is a full concentrated and complex wine that has a great future. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 03/19/2013

A very ripe, fleshy, gutsy style, with mouthfilling tar, espresso, braised fig and dark plum notes still waiting to meld fully. The broad, muscular finish has a nice briary edge. Impressive.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Leoville-Poyferre 3000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

A very ripe fleshy gutsy style with mouthfilling tar espresso braised fig and dark plum notes still waiting to meld fully. The broad muscular finish has a nice briary edge. Impressive.-J.M. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 05/22/2012

58% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 6% petit verdot, and 6% cabernet franc. Aromas of dark plum and black cherry mix with notes of cola, dark chocolate, and damp earth. Filled with big, firm, grippy tannins, the vintage's high acidity is notable but ... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Leoville-Poyferre 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/16/2011

61% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 3% cabernet franc, 6% petit verdot. Alcohol of 14%. A massively dark and brooding nose is more reminiscent of the 2010s from Pauillac and gives the wine an initial impression of being a beast. It actually stays ve... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Leoville-Poyferre 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/03/2013

Leoville Poyferre From an assemblage of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, along with 3% Cabernet Franc, this wine reached 14% alcohol. Even at this degree of alcohol, there is no feeling of heat. Smoke, earth, jammy dark berries an... Jeff Leve. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Leoville-Poyferre 1500ml


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"It boasts an opaque purple color in addition to a sweet perfume of spring flowers, black raspberries, creme de cassis and a hint of spicy oak...95-98" WA 5/11

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