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2000 Leoville Poyferre Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
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Classified as a Second Growth estate, Château Léoville Poyferré is a rising star in Bordeaux, well-known for its aromatic and velvety wines. In recent years, the style has leaned toward a more complex and rich nature, and the estate has been receiving increasingly positive reviews. The vineyards are planted to a majority Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Petit Verdot, and... More »

Score
94
JR 17.5
IWC 90
WA 95
WS 94
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2021 WA: 2009-2030 WS: 2010+
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IWC 90
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 108

($73-$89) Good full medium ruby. Subdued, slightly roasted nose combines cassis, cherry and chocolate mint. Chocolatey-sweet but less deep and expressive than the '02 and '01. Offers good currant and cherry flavors but seems a bit dry-edged and medicinal for a 2000, without quite the harmony of components of the subsequent vintages here.

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JR 17.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2010-2025

Mid crimson with a bit of evolution. Fragrant. Much less concentrated than the Barton but an attractive expression of the vintage and appellation. Dry overall and quite sinewy. You could start to drink this even though it is far from its apogee.

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 146
Drink Dates 2009-2030

Wow, this wine has really come on strong. A brilliant effort, it boasts an opaque purple color in addition to a gorgeously sweet nose (make that explosive nose) of blackberries and creme de cassis intermixed with minerals, smoke, and earth. The 2000 is opulent, full-bodied, and much more accessible than either of its two Leoville siblings, Leoville Las Cases or Leoville Barton, with low acidity, sweet tannin, and a layered, sumptuous finish. It continues to improve dramatically and looks to be a great success, rivaling the brilliant 1996 and 1990.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010+

Superb. Vivid, with lovely aromas of berries, minerals, toasted oak and leather. Full-bodied, with extremely well-integrated tannins and a long finish. A wine to remember. Best ever from this estate. 20,000 cases made.

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.777%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

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Author Beth H
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Tasted On 11/17/2012
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Author Horms
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 16.372%
Tasted On 10/20/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2030

A fantastic representation of St Julian. Chassis and dark fruits, lavender, leather and earthy tones. Still very fresh and vibrant, the tannins have softened and the wine is very well balanced. Should continue to develop for a few years yet.

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Author Chez Fisher
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.455%
Tasted On 02/17/2012
Drink Dates

Stanford dinner.

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Author Serl Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.754%
Tasted On 03/20/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2021

fruity with good, solid tannic backbone. would benefit from more time in the bottle. decant for an hour before drinking

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Author Phil the Greek
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.338%
Tasted On 09/19/2010
Drink Dates 2012-2025

Amazingly acidic and lots of tannin for a 11 year old wine. Acidity/tannins were however, nicely balanced. Lots of red berries, dark chocolate and a little vanilla. This is going to be a great wine, try again mid 2012. I drank this wine when it was much younger ~5 years ago and it seemed more ready then .. strange !

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Author Toby Thomas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.093%
Tasted On 02/27/2010
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Author Ricknat1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.332%
Tasted On 10/17/2009
Drink Dates 2014+

Fruit forward nose, cherry and leather. Very well balanced, medium sweetness with a taste of raisins and leather. Tannins still a little strong, but drinking nicely. Will get better. On the nose dark fruits with a cherry undercurrent and hints of cedar and leather. Cherry pops in the mouth behind big tannins, young with no finish at this time

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.457%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 03/01/2003
Drink Dates 2007-2018

If it is possible to be under the radar and still be a second growth then this wine does exactly that. Great color with lots of exuberant fruit and new oak. Strong primary aromas of cassis, blackberry, and toast. Californian in orientation with tons of upfront flavors. Drink 2007 (to catch the fruit) to 2018.

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The Leoville Tasting
This was a tasting the the three properties that were separated at the turn of the century into Leoville Las Cases, Leoville Barton and Leoville Poyferre.  The tasting was blind and done by vintage.  Vintages tasted...


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