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  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Game Meat
  • Hearty Stews
  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce
  • Pizza
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Veal

2009 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA100
  • JS96
  • WE96
  • ST95
  • WS93
  • EW
  • AS

Reviews

WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal... One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Gorgeous aromas of blueberries and blackberries, with flowers and minerals. Full body, with silky tannins and a bright acidity on the finish. Tangy and chewy. Muscular. Try in 2018.
WE96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
An immensely structured wine, packed with dark tannins promising aging potential. It is complex, powerful, layered with new wood and concentration, finishing with dark plum fruits and acidity. R.V.
ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
(a blend of 62.5% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2.5% cabernet franc): Bright medium ruby. Classic Saint-Julien aromas of cassis, licorice, tar, minerals and dark chocolate. Lush, sweet and... (a blend of 62.5% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2.5% cabernet franc): Bright medium ruby. Classic Saint-Julien aromas of cassis, licorice, tar, minerals and dark chocolate. Lush, sweet and powerful, with a superb glyceral texture to the dark berry and dark chocolate flavors. Huge wine but not at all heavy. The extremely long, echoing finish features utterly noble tannins that saturate the front teeth. Offers a show-stopping combination of sweetness and structure. Built for three decades of life in bottle.
WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Solid notes of steeped black currant, ganache-coated fig and plum eau de vie pump along in this very dark red, but with well-integrated structure. Long and winey through the finish, with the grip extending everything... Solid notes of steeped black currant, ganache-coated fig and plum eau de vie pump along in this very dark red, but with well-integrated structure. Long and winey through the finish, with the grip extending everything nicely. Best from 2016 through 2026. -JM
EW
Eddie Wolowski - JJ Buckley, January 2013
A blend of 62.5% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 6% petit verdot, and 2.5% cabernet franc. Black inky core with vibrant alizarin crimson rim. The bouquet is fragrant and gorgeous, with ripe red and black fruit, fresh cut... A blend of 62.5% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 6% petit verdot, and 2.5% cabernet franc. Black inky core with vibrant alizarin crimson rim. The bouquet is fragrant and gorgeous, with ripe red and black fruit, fresh cut oak and cedar, clove and spice. Lush black cherry leads into a complex mid palate, followed by a long, fruit-driven finish that picks up a lingering mineral lift and polished tannins. Impeccable balance. Mesmerizing. This is a big, powerful wine that somehow manages to be refined and classy at the same time. This second growth is on first growth terms this vintage. Decant for at least 2-4 hours if you plan on sneaking a peak while it's in its youth and pair with a grilled NY strip steak. Otherwise cellar over the next one to four decades.
AS
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, January 2012
60% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 6% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot. Tightly wound, the slightly muted nose reveals notes of oak, cedar and cut grass on top of aromas of blackberry and black cherry. The fruit is still... 60% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 6% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot. Tightly wound, the slightly muted nose reveals notes of oak, cedar and cut grass on top of aromas of blackberry and black cherry. The fruit is still tightly wound on the palate, but the wine shows silky tannins, vibrant acidity and excellent length. All the components are in balance, and with a bit of patience this should be outstanding. Give this wine about 5-8 years to really show its stuff.

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