2005 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 95
  • JS 94
  • WE 94
  • IWC 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2005 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Léoville-Poyferré 2005 has a rich and opulent bouquet with lavish ripe black cherries and wild strawberry, just a touch of licorice rendering its even more extravagant. The palate is full-bodied with ripe... The Château Léoville-Poyferré 2005 has a rich and opulent bouquet with lavish ripe black cherries and wild strawberry, just a touch of licorice rendering its even more extravagant. The palate is full-bodied with ripe, rounded tannin, touches of licorices and glycerin on the mid-palate with savory notes flourishing towards the finish. This is almost a brash, hubristic Saint Julien, one for those who prefer a more opulent style of Bordeaux while maintaining complexity. Chapeau Didier Cuvelier.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, October 2015
Lots of sexy, exotic aromas to this wine in addition to flamboyant floral undertones. It's full-bodied with a cold tannic texture and flavor that gives the wine a very graphite-like undertone. Drinkable now but better in... Lots of sexy, exotic aromas to this wine in addition to flamboyant floral undertones. It's full-bodied with a cold tannic texture and flavor that gives the wine a very graphite-like undertone. Drinkable now but better in 2018.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
Hugely concentrated and packed with tannins, this wine shows considerable amounts of dark, extracted fruit. It wins out on impressive power, driving the fruit through the tannins, giving great richness.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Saturated ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black cherry currant and coffee. Sweet silky and full but with lovely ripe acidity to frame the dense black fruit mocha and mineral flavors. Showing a glossy aspect to its... Saturated ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black cherry currant and coffee. Sweet silky and full but with lovely ripe acidity to frame the dense black fruit mocha and mineral flavors. Showing a glossy aspect to its fruit that is exhilarating even if this deep fairly tannic wine is a bit sullen at present despite showing excellent back-end breadth. This is a full 13.5% alcohol; the petit verdot component reached 14.5% potential alcohol in 2005 said Cuvelier who describes 2005 as "a year of sun but not surmaturite
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Léoville Poyferré’s dense ruby/purple 2005 is soft, round and juicy, with lots of blackcurrant fruit, plum and Asian spice. It is medium to full-bodied and, along with Léoville Las Cases and Saint-Pierre, probably one of... Léoville Poyferré’s dense ruby/purple 2005 is soft, round and juicy, with lots of blackcurrant fruit, plum and Asian spice. It is medium to full-bodied and, along with Léoville Las Cases and Saint-Pierre, probably one of the best St.-Juliens I tasted in this retrospective. It is surprisingly supple and accessible. Drink it over the next 15 or so years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Dark ruby red in color with aromas of currant blackberry toasty oak and light cappuccino. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and a beautiful caressing aftertaste. Touches every part of the palate. Outstanding but slightly... Dark ruby red in color with aromas of currant blackberry toasty oak and light cappuccino. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and a beautiful caressing aftertaste. Touches every part of the palate. Outstanding but slightly disappointing after such a great showing from barrel. Best after 2009. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 18915 cases made
JJB 95
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, January 2008
Far and away one of the most stunning wines of the tasting. While the rest of St-Julien is heavily closed and structured this wine is showing amazing approachability. Sweet blackberry and blueberry aromas are joined by a... Far and away one of the most stunning wines of the tasting. While the rest of St-Julien is heavily closed and structured this wine is showing amazing approachability. Sweet blackberry and blueberry aromas are joined by a nice floral component and underscored by rich dark caramel earth and black licorice. On the palate iris and violet give way to dark flinty charcoal blackberry and cassis. Fantastic balance with a ripe acidity keeping it fresh and lively on the palate. Full bodied and rich this one will age beautifully for years.