2011 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML

  • WS 94
  • NM 94
  • WA 94
  • JS 93

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WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
A very ripe fleshy gutsy style with mouthfilling tar espresso braised fig and dark plum notes still waiting to meld fully. The broad muscular finish has a nice briary edge. Impressive.-J.M.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
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... 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.
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.
JJB 94
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2012
58% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 6% petit verdot and 6% cabernet franc. Aromas of dark plum and black cherry mix with notes of cola dark chocolate and damp earth. Filled with big firm grippy tannins the vintage's high... 58% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 6% petit verdot and 6% cabernet franc. Aromas of dark plum and black cherry mix with notes of cola dark chocolate and damp earth. Filled with big firm grippy tannins the vintage's high acidity is notable but not overwhelming. With good length the wine lingers and shows excellent promise. Give this 6-8 years and enjoy through 2030+. Michel Rolland consults. Tasted twice.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2011

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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.