Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.31458 ratings
9.2283 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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9.3

Delicious 😋 simply fantastic. This Bordeaux from Saint Julien is balanced, elegant and spectacular at the age of 18, the nose is enchanting with notes of coffee, leather, tobacco, oak, cedar, cassis, earthy touch, graphite, chocolate, blackcurrant and pepper. The body is full, rich, multilayered, elegant with smooth tannins and lovely acidity. The finish is delicious and elegant. The wine is simply at its prime! My score 93, drink to 2022 but I wouldn’t wait.

Delicious 😋 simply fantastic. This Bordeaux from Saint Julien is balanced, elegant and spectacular at the age of 18, the nose is enchanting with notes of coffee, leather, tobacco, oak, cedar, cassis, earthy touch, graphite, chocolate, blackcurrant and pepper. The body is full, rich, multilayered, elegant with smooth tannins and lovely acidity. The finish is delicious and elegant. The wine is simply at its prime! My score 93, drink to 2022 but I wouldn’t wait.

Sep 9th, 2019
Conrad Green

Dark berry fruit, intense and tangy. Graphite, iron, lots of minerality. Deep and lush on the palate. Quite opulent.... almost exotic. Very good.

Dark berry fruit, intense and tangy. Graphite, iron, lots of minerality. Deep and lush on the palate. Quite opulent.... almost exotic. Very good.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Bill Bender

Showing strong 💪🏽 for an ‘06. Polish and depth. Plum, fig, grainy tannins and a thread of menthol/herbal notes.

Showing strong 💪🏽 for an ‘06. Polish and depth. Plum, fig, grainy tannins and a thread of menthol/herbal notes.

Jun 8th, 2019
Scott Taddeo

Looking lovey with a breadth of character with still some primary fruit, but evidenced of secondary and tertiary at play. Still some florals and lush dark fruit, but that gravel and earthy vibe in tow with some touches of warm cedar oak.

Looking lovey with a breadth of character with still some primary fruit, but evidenced of secondary and tertiary at play. Still some florals and lush dark fruit, but that gravel and earthy vibe in tow with some touches of warm cedar oak.

Feb 23rd, 2019
Yianni Stoner

Classic and funky

Classic and funky

Feb 13th, 2019
Conrad Green

Still quite primary. Inky cool fruit with restrained blue berries and graphite. Good balance.

Still quite primary. Inky cool fruit with restrained blue berries and graphite. Good balance.

Feb 7th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.6

Wow! Beautiful dark cherry liqueur style fruit, blackberries, dark cherries, some amazing vanillin notes, Julien elegance, sweet dark earth, dry stones, bright florals, acidy for days and great polish. Buy a bunch.

Wow! Beautiful dark cherry liqueur style fruit, blackberries, dark cherries, some amazing vanillin notes, Julien elegance, sweet dark earth, dry stones, bright florals, acidy for days and great polish. Buy a bunch.

Jan 26th, 2019
Ken Z
9.6

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

This was tied with the Beychevelle for my favorite St Julien of the night. Complex dark fruit with big tannins, showing better than the Leoville Barton at this stage.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

This was tied with the Beychevelle for my favorite St Julien of the night. Complex dark fruit with big tannins, showing better than the Leoville Barton at this stage.

Jan 25th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Dark Ruby. Delicious. Elegant. Lush. Smooth. 😊.

Dark Ruby. Delicious. Elegant. Lush. Smooth. 😊.

Jan 6th, 2019
Web Bond

Much better showing than a previous bottle.

Much better showing than a previous bottle.

Nov 30th, 2018