Château-Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 2006

Château-Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 2006


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The wines of Saint-Julien and those of Château Léoville Poyferré are first distinguished by their considerable aromatic complexity ranging from red fruits, such as cherry, to mushroom for older vintages. Thanks to its terroir, Léoville Poyferré displays a magnificent balance between alcohol, acidity and tannins. The wine develops a sumptuous velvet quality in addition to plenty of elegance and finesse, altogether with a very great potential for aging.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Julien
Brand Château-Leoville-Poyferre
  • we93

Wine Enthusiast92-94 Barrel Sample A big, spicy wood-flavored wine, very modern and smooth with its vanilla character. But there's also some dominant tannin that brings strength and power.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2007
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateDense ruby/purple, with sweet blackberry and black currant fruit with hints of smoke, espresso roast, and new saddle leather, this is another impressively endowed but tannic, backward style of wine. The concentration, brightness, and depth are all present, but I can't see it being even approachable in less than 5-7 years. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.

Robert Parker, February 2009
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorBlackberry, licorice and blueberry aromas lead to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a clean finish. Firm and attractive. Best after 2014.

James Suckling, March 31, 2009

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