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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

External Reviews for Chateau Leoville Poyferre St Julien

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

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 and cassis scents produce the aromatics. This fresh chocolate covered cassis filled wine is big and almost brawny in style. Its beefy tannins and low pH combine freshness and power which are made better by the long cassis filled powerful finish. According to Didier Cuvelier 2010 reminds him of 2005. I see his point. B ut for me 2010 is more powerful while 2005 offers more elegance and charm. Jeff Leve.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

The Great Bordeaux Second Growth from St. Julien from the outstanding 2010 vintage. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc this wine received raves across the board including 98+ from Robert Parker who said "The wine out distances both Leoville Las Cases and Leoville Barton, but all three of them are compelling efforts. Full-bodied, dense purple in color, with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, cassis, graphite and spring flowers, this full-bodied, legendary effort is long and opulent, with wonderfully abundant yet sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate and a thrilling, nearly one-minute finish. This spectacular effort from Poyferre that should drink well for 30+ years."


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

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 2010 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend 3000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

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 2010 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

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 2010 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend 1500ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Good deep ruby-red. Blueberry, crushed cassis and graphite minerality on the youthfully medicinal nose. Plush, broad and deep, but with tangy acidity giving shape and lift to the dark berry and violet flavors. This spreads out to saturate every square millimeter of the palate. As dominated by its tannic structure as this is today, it’s a remarkably civilized wine. Give it a decade in the cellar and then enjoy it over the following 20 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

Features a coating of warm cocoa, with notes of solid currant paste, steeped fig and blackberry fruit. The pastis- and graphite-filled finish pumps along, revealing a well-embedded structure that should soften in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2030.


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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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