2003 Château Léoville-Poyfer Saint-Julien 2ème Grand Cru Classé
101 Ratings
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101 Ratings
2003 Château Léoville-Poyfer Saint-Julien 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) Dense young red, fine Cabernet-dominated cassis fruit, a touch of florality, very good middle palate and fine tannins for the future.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1990 Vintage) Absolutely spectacular, the1990 Leoville Poyferre is much more evolved than
either of its two Leoville neighbors. Its opaque plum/garnet color is
accompanied by a gorgeous bouquet of smoke, charcoal, creme de cassis, and
flowers. Fleshy and opulent, it comes across like a St.-Julien with a Pomerol
texture and allure. This beauty has reached full maturity where it should
remain for another two decades.
(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Jun read more...Absolutely spectacular, the1990 Leoville Poyferre is much more evolved than
either of its two Leoville neighbors. Its opaque plum/garnet color is
accompanied by a gorgeous bouquet of smoke, charcoal, creme de cassis, and
flowers. Fleshy and opulent, it comes across like a St.-Julien with a Pomerol
texture and allure. This beauty has reached full maturity where it should
remain for another two decades.
(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Jun-2009) (hide)

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Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/06