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2011 Chateau Leoville PoyferreBlend from France

$94.97

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  • 95 Jane Anson - Decanter
  • 95 VERT DE VIN
  • 94 Wine Enthusiast
  • 94 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 94 Decanter
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Ratings:

95

Densely-structured fruit backed up by firm tannins, not as ready to drink as some of the St-Juliens, and I would give it another three or four years to fully soften - or keep open for a good few hours before drinking. This is impressive for the vintage, it delivers both precision and creamy blackberry fruit. 6% Petit Verdot completes the blend.

95 VERT DE VIN

The nose is elegant, fresh and offers concentration and power. It reveals notes of blackberry, cassis and small notes of wild raspberry associated with a hint of red berries as well as very discreet hints of violet, iris and a subtle hint of nutmeg. The mouth is fruity, juicy, fresh, well-balanced and offers a fine acidulous frame, tension as well as a fine concentration. On the mouth this wine expresses notes of black cherry, blackberry and small notes of wild raspberry associated with fine touches of small red berries, flowers and a discreet hint of tonka bean, wood/toasted and a subtle hint of almond. Tannins are very discreetly tight. God length.

94 Wine Enthusiast

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. Drink from 2018.

94 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

This property, which has been on a qualitative tear over the last generation, has produced one of the most successful wines of 2011. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it is broad, rich, medium to full-bodied and dense. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as lots of concentration, silky tannins, and a bigger, richer mouthfeel than any of its St.-Julien peers. The result is one of the stars of the vintage.

94 Decanter

Controlled power, gorgeous complexity – a really beautiful wine. The tannins feel fine, well expressed and well balanced, holding the fruit without strangling it, with a gorgeous touch of St-Julien flair and finesse. An underrated vintage that is displaying some 2001 character and it’s currently showing even better than the 2009 vintage. It has long life ahead but it could also be enjoyed along the way. There was plenty of natural concentration in the grapes at harvest and – although it remains a little strict right now – boy will it age. 6% Cabernet Franc makes up the rest of the blend.

Product Detail

Item # 133781
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien
Ratings

95 - Jane Anson - Decanter

95 - VERT DE VIN

94 - Wine Enthusiast

94 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

94 - Decanter

Vintage 2011
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
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