1961 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
1961 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend
  • DC 91
  • JL 90

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Reg: $895.00

$795.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 2 btls
ETA: May. 2022

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DC 91
Decanter, June 2018
The sweet strawberry feel of an older wine is in abundance here, alongside touches of rust and iodine and haunting aromatics. Soft and slow unravelling through the palate alongside the feeling that, at this point, this...   The sweet strawberry feel of an older wine is in abundance here, alongside touches of rust and iodine and haunting aromatics. Soft and slow unravelling through the palate alongside the feeling that, at this point, this wine is not going anywhere for awhile. A thrill to taste, although you might find some other wines from this vintage with a touch more vigour. Tannins are still in evidence and there is life ahead of them. Cold ash, soft cured leather, clear undergrowth notes and gentle spice. This bottle was just re-corked in 2017, so probably needs another year or so to fully settle back down. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-leoville-poyferre-st-julien-2eme-cru-classe-1961-22609#ssgbmTwFrvywGscS.99  
JL 90
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2016
My first time tasting this wine, and I was quite surprised with how much I liked this wine. Charming, in the positive sense of the word, this has character, charm, ripe cassis, complex, cigar and tobacco scents and a...   My first time tasting this wine, and I was quite surprised with how much I liked this wine. Charming, in the positive sense of the word, this has character, charm, ripe cassis, complex, cigar and tobacco scents and a long, fresh, red berry finish. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=1961&wine=Chateau%20Leoville%20Poyferre  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1961
Size 750ML

Label

Chateau Leoville-Poyferre is elegant, finely balanced and complex with intense color, velvety texture and excellent aging potential.

Winery

Leoville-Poyferre

With origins dating back to 1638, Saint Julien's expansive Leoville estate was the largest vineyard in all the Medoc at the time of the French Revolution. After various successions and changes, the estate was eventually divided into the three Leoville properties we know today: Leoville-Las-Cases, Leoville-Barton, and Leoville-Poyferre, established in 1840. The outstanding quality of Leoville Poyferre wines gained early recognition when it was ranked second growth in the 1855 Classification.

The various divisions throughout the history of the estate have split the vineyards of Leoville-Poyferre into five large areas. They include all the main types of gravely, well-drained soils present in Saint Julien and a balanced environment for the vines. This diversity contributes to the wines magnitude and complexity.

Chateau Leoville-Poyferre was most recently acquired in 1920 by the Cuvelier family. Didier Cuvelier has presided over the destiny of this gem since 1979. Chateau Moulin-Riche (from a specific terroir) and Pavillon de Leoville-Poyferre (from younger plots of vines) are also produced at the estate.