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  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Game Meat
  • Hearty Stews
  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce
  • Pizza
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Veal

2000 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP97
  • NMWJ95
  • WS94
  • JS93
  • JR91
  • IWC90

Reviews

RP97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and... The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years. - Robert Parker
NMWJ95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2010
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. A sensuous, ripe, harmonious bouquet soars seductively from the glass; red-berried fruit, leather, scorched earth, orange peel and a touch of marmalade. Very good... Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. A sensuous, ripe, harmonious bouquet soars seductively from the glass; red-berried fruit, leather, scorched earth, orange peel and a touch of marmalade. Very good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, lovely focus and purity, seamless texture, cedar and smoke laced black fruits with a touch of graphite towards the finish. This 2000 just does not put a foot wrong. Bravo Didier! Drink 2013-2035.
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Superb. Vivid with lovely aromas of berries minerals toasted oak and leather. Full-bodied with extremely well-integrated tannins and a long finish. A wine to remember. Best ever from this estate. Best after 2010. 20000... Superb. Vivid with lovely aromas of berries minerals toasted oak and leather. Full-bodied with extremely well-integrated tannins and a long finish. A wine to remember. Best ever from this estate. Best after 2010. 20000 cases made. (JS)
JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2012
This has spices, meat, dark and ripe fruits, and a light sultana character. Full-bodied, tight and firm with a beautiful freshness and great length with notes of licorice and citrus skin. Fascinating stuff. Leave this... This has spices, meat, dark and ripe fruits, and a light sultana character. Full-bodied, tight and firm with a beautiful freshness and great length with notes of licorice and citrus skin. Fascinating stuff. Leave this alone for at least a couple of years. Should be better after 2012.
JR91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2010
Mid crimson with a bit of evolution. Fragrant. Much less concentrated than the Barton but an attractive expression of the vintage and appellation. Dry overall and quite sinewy. You could start to drink this even though it... Mid crimson with a bit of evolution. Fragrant. Much less concentrated than the Barton but an attractive expression of the vintage and appellation. Dry overall and quite sinewy. You could start to drink this even though it is far from its apogee. 17.5/20
IWC90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2003
Good full medium ruby. Subdued slightly roasted nose combines cassis cherry and chocolate mint. Chocolatey-sweet but less deep and expressive than the '02 and '01. Offers good currant and cherry flavors but seems... Good full medium ruby. Subdued slightly roasted nose combines cassis cherry and chocolate mint. Chocolatey-sweet but less deep and expressive than the '02 and '01. Offers good currant and cherry flavors but seems a bit dry-edged and medicinal for a 2000 without quite the harmony of components of the subsequent vintages here.