2009 Château Léoville-Poyfer Saint-Julien 2ème Grand Cru Classé
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101 Ratings
2009 Château Léoville-Poyfer Saint-Julien 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

This inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol.

This inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol.

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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This inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol.

This inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol.

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    From the fruit of Leoville-Poyferre’s younger vines in the heart of St Julien and mirroring the style of its big brother, the Pavillon is strikingly pure and refined. The nose gives bright, fresh fruit - morello cherries, sloes and hints of cedar and oak. Very much an example of a modern, flashy St. Julien, the palate is dense and opulent - full of the soft, yielding fruit for which the 2009's are famous, all held taut by a fine weave of tannic structure. There is pin-sharp detail here - generous enough to enjoy now, but clearly with enough depth to fill out over the next year or two. Exceptional value, this offers a glimpse of the 100 point Grand Vin, for a tenth of the price.

    9 months
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    RP100 Drink 2018-2040 One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.

    about 1 year
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    rp 100 4시간 브리딩에도 단단한 탄닌과 붉은 베리향이 강하게 혀를 자극. 약한 커피맛에 은은한 단맛이 잘 균형을 이룸 의외로 피니쉬는 부드러워 부담스럽지 않은 감기 탓 ?

    almost 2 years
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    Christmas 2013 - delicious

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) Lovely aromas of cassis and rich oak set the stage for the solid, well-filled flavors that follow, and amidst the wine's ongoing themes of blackcurrants lie glimmers of graphite, briar and loam. Medium-full-bodied, well-ripened and fairly solid in feel, it is at once both supple and still slightly edgy with acids and tannins meeting up at the finish. Its last-minute toughness is easily forgiven as a failing of mere youth, and five or six years of patience will allow it to smooth and to knit more ...
  • Decanter
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Big, deep colour that sticks to the glass. Slightly tanky and firm nose, lots of ripe cassis fruit but also quite high acidity. Very good extraction and ripeness, needs time to settle down. (Tasted en primeur)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2008 Vintage) "One of the finest over-achieving efforts in this vintage as well as a “best buy” for a top-flight St.-Julien, this 2008 is an irresistible success. It reveals an opaque ruby/purple color, lots of unctuosity and a boatload of sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with notions of licorice, smoke and oak. Full-bodied, remarkably concentrated and stunningly pure and textured, this sensational wine is already drinking well, and will be even better with 2-3 years of cellaring. It should last...
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) This 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.