Château-Leoville-Poyferre St Julien 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Château-Leoville-Poyferre St Julien 2016 750ml
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Château-Leoville-Poyferre St Julien 2016

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Planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, with an average vine age of 25+ years, Léoville Poyferré was classified as a Second Growth in 1855. Since 1994, under the guidance of consulting oenologist Michel Rolland, Léoville Poyferré has made great strides in the last 25 years with the elevated use of new oak and modernizations in the cellars. The estate is making profound wines in Saint Julien. Elegant, very fine, balanced and complex wines with an intense color and a velvety texture that have a very good aging ability. One of the all-time Greats in Bordeaux. 

Jeb Dunnuck
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Tasted on four separate occasions where this wine rated 97+, 98, 98, and 99, the 2016 Château Léoville-Poyferré is a brilliant bottle of wine and is certainly in the same league as the 2000, 2003, 2009, and 2010. Made from 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, aged in 80% new oak, this brilliantly concentrated, full-bodied, opulent beast of a wine offers a heavenly bouquet of crème de cassis, blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco leaf, and ample crushed rocks. It's certainly one of the most flamboyant and opulent wines in the vintage, yet it remains perfectly balanced, with masses of polished tannins, no hard edges, and a fabulous finish. It will be drinkable in 3-4 years yet keep for 3-4 decades.

February 28, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Richly layered, with a core of well-steeped plum, blackberry and black currant fruit flavors cruising through, flanked by ganache, sweet tobacco and warm tar notes. There's a plush, toasty coating but the wine's energy and nearly unbridled fruit will easily soak that up. A last echo of violet is further evidence of a lovely evolution ahead. Best from 2025 through 2040. 17,083 cases made.

March 31, 2019
Wine Advocate
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Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Léoville Poyferré hits the ground running with intense cassis, violets, dark chocolate, menthol and fragrant earth notions complemented by nuances of cigar box and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is charged with energetic, super intense black fruit and floral layers, beautifully supported with super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness. This liquid is simply alive in the mouth, culminating in an epically long finish that will leave your mouth practically tingling. WOW!

November 2018
Wine Enthusiast
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Ripe, bold fruits mark out this opulent wine. Its rich tannins are typical of the estate and of the vintage. Serious concentration is balanced with good acidity to give a generous wine that also has the structure for aging. Drink from 2025.

May 2019
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