2006 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 93
  • WA 92
  • IWC 91
  • WS 90

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ETA: Jan. 2018

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
Beautifully dense this generous rich wine combines great fruit with a firm but sweet structure. The new wood element is still prominent but this is now beginning to blend well with the ripe fruit. To finish the tannins... Beautifully dense this generous rich wine combines great fruit with a firm but sweet structure. The new wood element is still prominent but this is now beginning to blend well with the ripe fruit. To finish the tannins reassert themselves.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Léoville Poyferré has one of the most harmonious and complete bouquets from Saint Julien: very well-defined blackberry, briary and chalky... Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Léoville Poyferré has one of the most harmonious and complete bouquets from Saint Julien: very well-defined blackberry, briary and chalky scents, real focus and delivery here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, ripe tannin matched with well-judged acidity. Like the 2006 Léoville-Barton, it is stubborn and backward, but there is clearly harmony and focus on the finish, the new oak deftly assimilated in the fabric of the wine. This is a lovely wine from Didier Cuvelier. Tasted January 2016. - Neal Martin
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Full ruby-red. Ripe aromas of currant milk chocolate and smoky oak. Lush sweet and full with superripe yet backward flavors of dark berries dark chocolate and minerals. Wonderfully layered structured wine whose excellent... Full ruby-red. Ripe aromas of currant milk chocolate and smoky oak. Lush sweet and full with superripe yet backward flavors of dark berries dark chocolate and minerals. Wonderfully layered structured wine whose excellent vinosity and firm tannins call for several years of patience. 91 points
WS 90
Wine Spectator, March 2009
Blackberry licorice and blueberry aromas lead to a medium- to full-bodied palate with fine tannins and a clean finish. Firm and attractive. Best after 2014. -JS
JJB 92
JJ Buckley, April 2007
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Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2006

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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.