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2011 Chateau Leoville PoyferreBlend from France

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  • 91-94 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 92-94 Neal Martin - Wine Journal
  • 91-94 Wine Spectator
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91-94

"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."

92-94 Neal Martin - Wine Journal

"The Chateau Leoville Poyferre is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc picked between 19th September and 1st October, sorted by optical machine. Astonishingly, it has a higher IPT than in 2010 at 94 compared to 82 last year. It has an attractive bouquet with fine delineation and freshness, fine tension and poise with exuberant blackberry and wild strawberry fruit infused with cedar and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins, a sharp thread of citric acidity and very good weight. It lacks a little harmony towards the finish that shows a little hardness, but I think this will soften to turn out to be one of the finest Saint Julien wines in a difficult vintage. Tasted April 2012."

91-94 Wine Spectator

"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."

Product Detail

Item # 79309
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien
Ratings

91-94 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

92-94 - Neal Martin - Wine Journal

91-94 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2011
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750 mL
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