Château Léoville Poyferré
2010
2e grand cru classé
St-Julien - 75 Cl

$222.00*
    COUNTRY : France
    REGION: Bordeaux
    APPELLATION : St-Julien
    PRODUCER : Château Léoville Poyferré
    COLOUR : Red
    VINTAGE : 2010
    SIZE : 75 Cl

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate : The wine out distances both Leoville Las Cases and Leoville Barton, but all three of them are compelling efforts. Full-bodied, dense purple in color, with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, cassis, graphite and spring flowers, this full-bodied, legendary effort is long and opulent, with wonderfully abundant yet sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate and a thrilling, nearly one-minute finish. This spectacular effort from Poyferre that should drink well for 30+ years.

Overall, this comes across as perhaps a slightly more austere and masculine wine from Didier Cuvelier, though that is not a criticism, just an observation. I would like to see a little more persistence on the finish, but the tidings bode well for this mercurial and fascinating Léoville-Poyferre. I can see it improving with bottle age, hence the plus sign against my score.

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