2005 Chateau Leoville Poyferre St. Julien5 Ratings
2005 Chateau Leoville Poyferre St. Julien
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International Wine CellarSaturated ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black cherry, currant and coffee. Sweet, silky and full, but with lovely ripe acidity to frame the dense black fruit, mocha and mineral flavors. Showing a glossy aspect to its fruit that is exhilarating, even if this deep, fairly tannic wine is a bit sullen at present, despite showing excellent back-end breadth. This is a full 13.5% alcohol; the petit verdot component reached 14.5% potential alcohol in 2005, said Cuvelier, who describes 2005 as "a year...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThis nicely filled wine is fairly forthright in its ripeness and comes just a bit closer to the Californian model as far as flesh and fat are concerned. After a very rich start, it firms up and tightens a touch in the latter going, and ample tannins arrive to provide the right structural grip to its nicely sustained finish. While there are aspects about it that might encourage early drinking, this one will not be at its best for six to ten years.
Wine & SpiritsInternational Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2008) - 93 February 2010
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 164 on Apr-06
Robert ParkerRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006