Château Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 2014

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SKU 50676

750ml

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Colour: Dense, dark and bright. Nose: Fine and complex. Notes of ripe fruit, cedar and empyreumatic aromas are revealed after swirling in the glass. Palate: The attack is frank and sustained. There is a wonderful smoothness and density in the mouth. The finish is fine and has a lingering aroma.
Category Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Château Leoville-Poyferre
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThe wine is concentrated with tannins that come from both the firm fruit and the wood aging. It is packed with blackberry flavors that come through the structure strongly. The velvet texture (that is just a hint at the moment) is going to bring out the richness of this wine produced with consultation from Michel Rolland. Drink from 2024.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2017
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Leoville-Poyferre was surprisingly backward and tight on the nose (usually it is the most expressive and generous Léoville in its youth). The precision and focus is intact, but it is broody and sultry at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with firm structure, which suggests that it has turned volte face since its opulent showing in barrel. Overall, this comes across as perhaps a slightly more austere and masculine wine from Didier Cuvelier, though that is not a criticism, just an observation. I would like to see a little more persistence on the finish, but the tidings bode well for this mercurial and fascinating Léoville-Poyferre. I can see it improving with bottle age, hence the plus sign against my score.

Neal Martin, March 31, 2017

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