Château Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 2010

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SKU 01802

750ml

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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. Today, under the guidance of consulting oenologist Michel Rolland, Léoville Poyferré has made great strides in the last decade with the elevated use of new oak and modernizations in the cellars. The estate is considered to have enormous potential and the ability to make profound red wines.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Château Leoville-Poyferre
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa98+

Wine AdvocateThe wine out distances both Leoville Las Cases and Leoville Barton, but all three of them are compelling efforts. Full-bodied, dense purple in color, with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, cassis, graphite and spring flowers, this full-bodied, legendary effort is long and opulent, with wonderfully abundant yet sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate and a thrilling, nearly one-minute finish. This spectacular effort from Poyferre that should drink well for 30+ years.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • we98

Wine EnthusiastA wine of architectural strength and classical proportions, this has straight lines that mark the packed, concentrated fruits, which are sustained by its tannins. This is certainly the best wine that Léoville-Poyferré has produced, sumptuous while so finely structured.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorFeatures a coating of warm cocoa, with notes of solid currant paste, steeped fig and blackberry fruit. The pastis- and graphite-filled finish pumps along, revealing a well-embedded structure that should soften in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2030.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013