2003 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • IWC 92

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$138.94

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$138.94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense... The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Pure cassis on the nose. Impressive. Full-bodied thick and powerful with loads of fruit and big velvety tannins. Goes on for minutes on the palate. Huge wine. Very very impressive. This is one of the big surprises of the... Pure cassis on the nose. Impressive. Full-bodied thick and powerful with loads of fruit and big velvety tannins. Goes on for minutes on the palate. Huge wine. Very very impressive. This is one of the big surprises of the vintage. Best after 2012. 19165 cases made. –JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
Medium ruby-red. Extravagant aromas of currant loam leather and graphite; like the 1990 in its roasted character. Then sweet and dense but with surprising aromatic lift in the mouth not to mention considerable power... Medium ruby-red. Extravagant aromas of currant loam leather and graphite; like the 1990 in its roasted character. Then sweet and dense but with surprising aromatic lift in the mouth not to mention considerable power. Liqueur-like black fruit licorice and mineral flavors really stain the palate. Cuvelier maintained that this vintage was not acidified. The cabernet acidity he said was healthy and the grape skins gave up their acidity slowly during the vinification. A very impressive showing and built to last.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2003

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

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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.