2011 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend
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2011 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 94
  • NM 94
  • IWC 92
  • WS 92
  • JR 90

Reviews for 2011 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2014
This is a really fruity wine that’s opulent and gorgeously rich. There is a pepper edge, touches of new wood and a firm, dark core. Acidity and concentration are already integrated. Drink from 2018.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
(NM92-94 points) 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... (NM92-94 points) 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.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
92+ Inky ruby. Exotic, inviting scents of black cherry, cassis, orange zest, coffee and smoky underbrush. Fat, sweet and rich, with lively acidity giving noteworthy lift to its rich dark fruit, pepper and cocoa flavors... 92+ Inky ruby. Exotic, inviting scents of black cherry, cassis, orange zest, coffee and smoky underbrush. Fat, sweet and rich, with lively acidity giving noteworthy lift to its rich dark fruit, pepper and cocoa flavors. Wonderfully delineated Saint-Julien wine with plenty of fleshy substance but more than enough energy to keep it from being weighed down; in fact, this seems almost delicate for such a big wine. Finishes with soft tannins and lingering notes of pepper and violet. This is already fun to drink but ought to evolve gracefully for another decade or so. Should turn out to be one of the stars of the vintage. - Ian D'Agata
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
Shows a warm charcoal note from the start, backed by melted fig, crushed blackberry and steeped black currant fruit. A strong graphite edge pins down the finish. Dark in profile, but defined and well-suited to mid-term... Shows a warm charcoal note from the start, backed by melted fig, crushed blackberry and steeped black currant fruit. A strong graphite edge pins down the finish. Dark in profile, but defined and well-suited to mid-term cellaring. A very solid effort. Best from 2016 through 2026. –JM
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2015
17/20 This showed better than en primeur. Black core, deep cherry rim. Intense, ripe dark fruit but not dried fruit or overripe. Big, firm and dry, all tongue-tied on the palate but with real finesse and refinement. (JH)