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  • Beef
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  • Game Meat
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  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce
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  • Pork
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2008 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP94
  • WE94
  • JS93
  • NMWJ93
  • JS93
  • JR91
  • IWC91
  • WS91

Reviews

RP94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
One of the finest over-achieving efforts in this vintage as well as a "best buy" for a top-flight St.-Julien this 2008 is an irresistible success. It reveals an opaque ruby/purple color lots of unctuosity and a... One of the finest over-achieving efforts in this vintage as well as a "best buy" for a top-flight St.-Julien this 2008 is an irresistible success. It reveals an opaque ruby/purple color lots of unctuosity and a boatload of sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with notions of licorice smoke and oak. Full-bodied remarkably concentrated and stunningly pure and textured this sensational wine is already drinking well and will be even better with 2-3 years of cellaring. It should last for 20-25 years. Bravo!
WE94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Generous and ripe, obviously extracted, this is a wine that is packed with tannins sharpened with black fruits. Spice, wood and acidity add to the depth of flavor.
JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, August 2013
I am impressed with the fruit and velvety tannins. Full and deliciously fruity with soft tannins and rich fruit. Blueberry. Open and gorgeous. Impressive for the vintage.
NMWJ93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. Didier Cuvelier's wine seems to be on an upward curve in bottles. It has a very attractive bouquet with cedar and tobacco aromas. A lovely "classic"... Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. Didier Cuvelier's wine seems to be on an upward curve in bottles. It has a very attractive bouquet with cedar and tobacco aromas. A lovely "classic" Saint Julien nose. The palate is ripe and well-defined with firm tannins extremely well balanced towards the elegant finish. This is beautifully made and quite feminine surpassing my expectations. Tasted January 2012.
JS93
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2009
Very complex on the nose and palate. Ripe red fruits good concentration smooth tannins and a nice long finish make this wine a winner!
JR91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2014
Savoury, dark and serious. Plenty of fibrous tannin. Smoke and blackcurrant flavour. Traditional, powerful structure with modern, ripe fruit - a great combination. 17.5/20 (RH)
IWC91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Red-ruby. Aromas of mulberry, redcurrant, mocha, sassafras and spicy oak, with an attractive floral topnote. Juicy, suave and fine-grained, with a repeating floral quality giving the wine lovely inner-mouth perfume. ... Red-ruby. Aromas of mulberry, redcurrant, mocha, sassafras and spicy oak, with an attractive floral topnote. Juicy, suave and fine-grained, with a repeating floral quality giving the wine lovely inner-mouth perfume. Very sexy oak here. Finishes with firm but suave tannins and excellent dusty persistence.
WS91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Very direct with black currant and fig paste jumping out and driving all the way through the lightly muscular finish where extra iron espresso and charcoal notes fill in. An iron edge lingers. This needs a little time... Very direct with black currant and fig paste jumping out and driving all the way through the lightly muscular finish where extra iron espresso and charcoal notes fill in. An iron edge lingers. This needs a little time. Best from 2013 through 2019. 18330 cases made. -JM