2005 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • NM 95
  • W&S 95
  • JS 94
  • WE 94
  • IWC 93
  • WA 93
  • WS 92

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NM 95
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.
W&S 95
Wine & Spirits, October 2008
This wine's heady rush of flavor gave one taster goosebumps. She called it sexy. "Formidable." Other technical descriptions included "the shazam," "has zazz," and "unprintable. That's some serious s#¡†." At the en primeur... This wine's heady rush of flavor gave one taster goosebumps. She called it sexy. "Formidable." Other technical descriptions included "the shazam," "has zazz," and "unprintable. That's some serious s#¡†." At the en primeur tastings, this ap­peared to be chunky and superripe. Now it's massive, with dark extract and exotic spice, a sophisticated wine that ends on sweetness, bitter chocolate and dark berry fruit. With all the flash, it will give a lot of pleasure as a young wine, but it has the plump Poyferré terroir drive to sustain that pleasure for years to come.
JS 94
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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2005

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.