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2009 Chateau Leoville Poyferre St JulienBlend from France


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  • 100 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 100 Jeb Dunnuck -
  • 98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
  • 97-98 VERT DE VIN
  • 97 James Suckling -
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"One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040."

100 Jeb Dunnuck -

The greatest wine I’ve ever tasted from this address is the 2009 Léoville Poyferré, which is a step up over both the 2000 and the 2010. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and the balance Cabernet Franc that hit 13.9% alcohol, it offers everything you could ask of a wine and reveals a saturated purple color as well as incredible notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, lead pencil, exotic Spices, and dried flowers. Incredibly full-bodied, super concentrated, deep, and opulent, yet still pure, fresh, and lively, it has sweet tannin and a hedonistic vibe that hides its underlying structure. Drink it anytime over the coming three decades.

98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

The 2009 Leoville Poyferre is medium to deep garnet-brick in color. It bursts from the glass with bombastic notions of kirsch, raspberry preserves, warm cassis, and stewed plums, plus suggestions of Ceylon tea, candied violets, and Indian spices. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft, plush, and seductive, delivering seamless freshness to lift the perfumed fruit to a long finish.


The nose offers power, deepness, concentration as well as a nice intensity of the grain. It reveals notes of boysenberry, strawberry and more slightly zan associated with touches of star anise, nutmeg, Madagascar pepper as well as hints of blueberry / flowers and a subtle hint of anise. The palate is fruity and offers juiciness, smoothness, good definition, some intensity, concentration as well as a finely tight tannic structure. This wine expresses notes of juicy / pulpy blackberry, tangy cassis and more slightly raspberry associated with touches of cherry, blueberry, lily, camphor, racy minerality and hints of coffee. Tannins are precise. Presence of a subtle hint almost thyme on the finish / persistence.

97 James Suckling -

Beautiful blueberries and blackberries with some blackcurrants and flowers on the nose. Some black olives and crushed stones, too. Full-bodied with creamy tannins and lovely depth. The tannins are so integrated and plush, but fine-grained. Persistent finish. A red that gives wonderful pleasure now, but will continue to do so for decades ahead.

Product Detail

Item # 67334
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien

100 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

100 - Jeb Dunnuck -

98 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

97-98 - VERT DE VIN

97 - James Suckling -

Vintage 2009
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower