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Château Léoville Poyferré 2009, 2ème Cru St Julien

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One of the most exciting wines of its level in 2009. It is an absolute must-buy.
Type:
Vintage:
2009
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2035
Closure Type:
Cork
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£190.00
 

Château Leoville-Poyferré

Owned by the Cuvelier family since 1921, the third of the Léoville’s has been regarded as the most lightweight for decades. That changed when Didier Cuvelier took charge in the 1970’s, and a period of continuous improvement now sees this château amongst the finest châteaux of St-Julien. For me this was one of wines of the vintage. Aged in 80% new oak, a big impressive and weighty wine, richly structured, voluptuous and generous.

Tasting Notes

Very perfumed, with delicious, juicy density on the palate and layer upon layer of gorgeous fruit (freshly picked blackberries) with a wonderful, gravel minerality and earthy complexity. Wonderfully supple, ripe tannins melt on the palate and the length is simply incredible.

Food Matches

Enjoy with a classic beef wellington.

Press Comments

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. Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012) 100 points