2011 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • Best
    seller
  • NM 94
  • WA 94
  • WE 94
  • JS 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2011 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
(NM92-94 points) The Chateau Leoville Poyferre is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 6% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc picked between 19th September and 1st October sorted by optical machine. Astonishingly... (NM92-94 points) The Chateau Leoville Poyferre is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 6% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc picked between 19th September and 1st October sorted by optical machine. Astonishingly it has a higher IPT than in 2010 at 94 compared to 82 last year. It has an attractive bouquet with fine delineation and freshness fine tension and poise with exuberant blackberry and wild strawberry fruit infused with cedar and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannins a sharp thread of citric acidity and very good weight. It lacks a little harmony towards the finish that shows a little hardness but I think this will soften to turn out to be one of the finest Saint Julien wines in a difficult vintage. Tasted April 2012.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
This property, which has been on a qualitative tear over the last generation, has produced one of the most successful wines of 2011. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet... This property, which has been on a qualitative tear over the last generation, has produced one of the most successful wines of 2011. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it is broad, rich, medium to full-bodied and dense. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as lots of concentration, silky tannins, and a bigger, richer mouthfeel than any of its St.-Julien peers. The result is one of the stars of the vintage. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2014
This is a really fruity wine that’s opulent and gorgeously rich. There is a pepper edge, touches of new wood and a firm, dark core. Acidity and concentration are already integrated. Drink from 2018.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
Blackberry and currant aromas with hints of minerals. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Chewy and reserved. Just the right amount of fruit covering the tannins. Harmony for the vintage. Better in 2017.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
Shows a warm charcoal note from the start, backed by melted fig, crushed blackberry and steeped black currant fruit. A strong graphite edge pins down the finish. Dark in profile, but defined and well-suited to mid-term... Shows a warm charcoal note from the start, backed by melted fig, crushed blackberry and steeped black currant fruit. A strong graphite edge pins down the finish. Dark in profile, but defined and well-suited to mid-term cellaring. A very solid effort. Best from 2016 through 2026. –JM