laying-down2005 Ch. Léoville-Poyferré, St Julien

Product: 62082B
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker
  • For laying down


Didier Cuvelier has made an absolutely brilliant wine at Léoville Poyferré this year.  The voluminous fruit of the vintage really complements Poyferré's style. This is all black cherries and raspberries with hints of cedar, but at an intensity never seen before in this wine.  Like so many of the top châteaux in 2005 this starts in quite a restrained manner but then grows and grows until the flavours seem to explode in your mouth. And as for the finish, well, that just goes on and on. The breed and elegance here is amazing.

{region}St Julien {region}
{maturity-text}For laying down{maturity-text}
[]The Wine Advocate:: 93/100
[]Robert Parker:: 93/100    
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Bottle Price 75cl $1,025