Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.249 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

9.4

Leoville Poyferre 1995 Saint Julien Grand Cru, the wine is still tight and needs time to open up in the glass.
I would recommend an hour or two decant, I didn’t as I try to let it open up in a large Zalto Bordeaux glass.
Once the wine starts to opens up, it’s really tempting with notes of black fruits, licorice, a touch of vegetables, sweet cedar, coffee, tobacco , earth and a touch of orange peals.
The body is full, rich, round with dry tannins that opens up in glass and are well integrated, the acidity is great and the wine rich and luxurious.
The finish is long rich and concentrated!
My score 94, drink to 2026 perhaps longer !

Leoville Poyferre 1995 Saint Julien Grand Cru, the wine is still tight and needs time to open up in the glass.
I would recommend an hour or two decant, I didn’t as I try to let it open up in a large Zalto Bordeaux glass.
Once the wine starts to opens up, it’s really tempting with notes of black fruits, licorice, a touch of vegetables, sweet cedar, coffee, tobacco , earth and a touch of orange peals.
The body is full, rich, round with dry tannins that opens up in glass and are well integrated, the acidity is great and the wine rich and luxurious.
The finish is long rich and concentrated!
My score 94, drink to 2026 perhaps longer !

Jan 30th, 2021
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.4

Developing well with many great years to come. Nice little touch of brett.

Developing well with many great years to come. Nice little touch of brett.

Apr 14th, 2017
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.5

Deep. Lovely!

Deep. Lovely!

Jul 11th, 2015
Kenneth Gustavsson

Power, intensity, elegance.

Power, intensity, elegance.

May 17th, 2014
Peter van Dijk

Corked

Corked

Nov 2nd, 2019
Greg

Enjoyed this stunning 1995 with a perfect steak meal. So glad I still have a few more on the shelf!

Enjoyed this stunning 1995 with a perfect steak meal. So glad I still have a few more on the shelf!

May 5th, 2018
Chris England

Fab aged @ £150 that’s drinking great but missing a little depth 😁

🍇 58% Cab S, 31% Mer, 9% Pet V & 2 % Cab F

🍷 Garnet ruby w/ brick edge

👃 Soggy earth & leaves, smoked oak & date, damp cellar, old dark fruits, leather, liquorice, coffee grounds, cocoa, prune jam, pencil lead, minerals & root herby vegetables

👄 Med body of smooth old dark fruits pushing through a subtle mocha & liquorice earthy backbone w/ a date tone

🎯 Med++ earthy liquorice & bitter mocha prune juice dark fruit & cold black tea

Fab aged @ £150 that’s drinking great but missing a little depth 😁

🍇 58% Cab S, 31% Mer, 9% Pet V & 2 % Cab F

🍷 Garnet ruby w/ brick edge

👃 Soggy earth & leaves, smoked oak & date, damp cellar, old dark fruits, leather, liquorice, coffee grounds, cocoa, prune jam, pencil lead, minerals & root herby vegetables

👄 Med body of smooth old dark fruits pushing through a subtle mocha & liquorice earthy backbone w/ a date tone

🎯 Med++ earthy liquorice & bitter mocha prune juice dark fruit & cold black tea

Dec 29th, 2017
Michelle Waters

Very rich. Slight barnyard nose but lingers long after you've tasted it.

Very rich. Slight barnyard nose but lingers long after you've tasted it.

Feb 3rd, 2016
Shyam Veerina

Bitter chocolate, leather and black currant with long finish ..

Bitter chocolate, leather and black currant with long finish ..

Dec 25th, 2015
Shyam Veerina

With Kal and Ramu @ Home

With Kal and Ramu @ Home

Aug 20th, 2015