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Château Léoville Poyferré St.-Julien Pre-Arrival 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"This shows a currant and berries with dark chocolate character. Full and chewy with a bright acidity. Structured too. A little austere. Wait and see. Only about 40% of the normal production. 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot... 91-92" JS 04/12 "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...91-94" WS 04/12 "Another super effort from this estate, Leoville Poyferre-s 2011 possesses an opaque purple color in addition to a ripe, fragrant nose of black currant fruit, cedar, white chocolate and a touch of oak. Rich, layered and medium to full-bodied with unmistakable elegance and purity, vibrant acids and a fresh, lively personality, it will need 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades...91-94" WA 04/12 "This is a really fruity wine that’s opulent and gorgeously rich. There is a pepper edge, touches of new wood and a firm, dark core. Acidity and concentration are already integrated...94" WE 02/14

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 Château Léoville Poyferré St.-Julien Pre-Arrival

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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
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
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



"This shows a currant and berries with dark chocolate character. Full and chewy with a bright acidity. Structured too. A little austere. Wait and see. Only about 40% of the normal production. 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot... 91-92" JS 04/12 "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...91-94" WS 04/12 "Another super effort from this estate, Leoville Poyferre-s 2011 possesses an opaque purple color in addition to a ripe, fragrant nose of black currant fruit, cedar, white chocolate and a touch of oak. Rich, layered and medium to full-bodied with unmistakable elegance and purity, vibrant acids and a fresh, lively personality, it will need 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades...91-94" WA 04/12 "This is a really fruity wine that’s opulent and gorgeously rich. There is a pepper edge, touches of new wood and a firm, dark core. Acidity and concentration are already integrated...94" WE 02/14

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