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2005 Leoville Poyferre Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

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 »

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92
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2015-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author NC
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.022%
Tasted On 02/27/2011
Drink Dates 2015-2020

This bottle was very "weak."

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Author Brown Steven
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.261%
Tasted On 06/28/2010

2 x 12 in wood cases

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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

I?ll always be a bit letdown by Poyferre, and it isn'tnecessarily fair to the Chateau for me to feel that way. While their ?04 and ?05 are outstanding wines, ever since I tasted the other-worldly 2003, I just can'thelp but compare all their subsequent wines to that almost unachievable gold standard. Hints of mushroom, pencil lead and deep blackberry liqueur are found in this chewy, rich and well constructed ?05 that is priced at a nearly prohibitive level for it?s outstanding, but not exemplary quality (the ?04 is definitely the better deal, and I scored them both the same),

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Author Emily A
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Tasted On 06/30/2006

Loads of blackberry, licorice and toasted oak on the nose. Full-bodied, with lots of focused and clean ripe fruit character. Balanced and refined. Another 2003? Maybe even better? Score range: 95-100

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