2008 Leoville-Poyferre Leoville-Poyferre
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • VN 94
  • WE 94
  • NM 93
  • JS 93
  • WS 91
  • DC 91

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
One of the finest over-achieving efforts in this vintage as well as a "best buy" for a top-flight St.-Julien this 2008 is an irresistible success. It reveals an opaque ruby/purple color lots of unctuosity and a boatload... expand One of the finest over-achieving efforts in this vintage as well as a "best buy" for a top-flight St.-Julien this 2008 is an irresistible success. It reveals an opaque ruby/purple color lots of unctuosity and a boatload of sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with notions of licorice smoke and oak. Full-bodied remarkably concentrated and stunningly pure and textured this sensational wine is already drinking well and will be even better with 2-3 years of cellaring. It should last for 20-25 years. Bravo! collapse
VN 94
Vinous, February 2018
The 2008 Léoville-Poyferré has a well-defined, quite precise and energetic bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and pencil lead aromas. This is very focused and engaging. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin... expand The 2008 Léoville-Poyferré has a well-defined, quite precise and energetic bouquet with blackberry, raspberry and pencil lead aromas. This is very focused and engaging. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, graphite and pencil box aromas, harmonious in the mouth with a long and refined finish. What a fabulous Saint Julien from Didier Cuvelier, one that satiates the senses (and then some). (Tasted at BI Wine & Spirit’s annual 10-Year On tasting.) -- Neal Martin collapse
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Generous and ripe, obviously extracted, this is a wine that is packed with tannins sharpened with black fruits. Spice, wood and acidity add to the depth of flavor.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. Didier Cuvelier's wine seems to be on an upward curve in bottles. It has a very attractive bouquet with cedar and tobacco aromas. A lovely "classic" Saint Julien nose. The... expand Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. Didier Cuvelier's wine seems to be on an upward curve in bottles. It has a very attractive bouquet with cedar and tobacco aromas. A lovely "classic" Saint Julien nose. The palate is ripe and well-defined with firm tannins extremely well balanced towards the elegant finish. This is beautifully made and quite feminine surpassing my expectations. Tasted January 2012. collapse
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, June 2016
I am impressed with the fruit and velvety tannins. Full and deliciously fruity with soft tannins and rich fruit. Blueberry. Open and gorgeous. Impressive for the vintage.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, April 2011
Very direct with black currant and fig paste jumping out and driving all the way through the lightly muscular finish where extra iron espresso and charcoal notes fill in. An iron edge lingers. This needs a little time... expand Very direct with black currant and fig paste jumping out and driving all the way through the lightly muscular finish where extra iron espresso and charcoal notes fill in. An iron edge lingers. This needs a little time. Best from 2013 through 2019. 18330 cases made. -JM collapse
DC 91
Decanter, June 2018
Totally gorgeous on the nose, with just the merest hints of tertiary notes; a touch of undergrowth and black truffle starting to surface, but without compromising the black fruits and the Léoville Poyferré sex appeal... expand Totally gorgeous on the nose, with just the merest hints of tertiary notes; a touch of undergrowth and black truffle starting to surface, but without compromising the black fruits and the Léoville Poyferré sex appeal. Black chocolate, menthol, mint, black cherry with truffles and dried herbs on the palate. Tannins are still useful almost chalky on the finish — this was a year where they began to use a little more press wine to fill out the mid-palate. A great wine to drink today but still with plenty of ageing ahead of it. This is an excellent example of how in the more challenging years the great estates can deliver something exceptional. 3% Cabernet Franc makes up the rest of the blend. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-leoville-poyferre-st-julien-2eme-cru-classe-2008-18372#hpMxkZEgp7crIXOA.99 collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.