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Château Léoville-Poyfer Saint-Julien 2ème Grand Cru Classé

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Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) 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.

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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2003 Vintage) Medium ruby-red. Extravagant aromas of currant, loam, leather and graphite; like the 1990 in its roasted character. Then sweet and dense but with surprising aromatic lift in the mouth, not to mention considerable power. Liqueur-like black fruit, licorice and mineral flavors really stain the palate. Cuvelier maintained that this vintage was not acidified. The cabernet acidity, he said, was healthy and the grape skins gave up their acidity slowly during the vinification. A very impressive showing, ...
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) Another wine from St. Julien that caught our attention, this one is deep, ripe, curranty and full of Cabernet flavor. We also like Chateau Branaire-Ducru and Chateau Talbot from the same commune. The Cabernet based wines from the communes north of Bordeaux seemed to have fared extremely well. This wine and Branaire-Ducru rate 90 points and up while the Talbot should be a reasonable value, if its price does not escalate, in the 88-90 point range
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012