Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3126 ratings
9.222 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
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2003 Chateau Leoville Poyferre is a spectacular wine from this warm vintage in Bordeaux. The decadent, intense aromatics of tar, blackberry cobbler and mocha are brilliantly woven together with sandalwood and black tea undertones that take shape in the glass. Highly viscous and rich, yet maintaining good acidity, the dense mouthfeel adds a crescendo to the deep core of dark fruits and chocolate covered espresso bean that sing in harmony on the palate. Glorious to savor now, the 2003 Leoville Poyferre will cellar well for another decade. Drink 2020-2033- 95

The 2003 Chateau Leoville Poyferre is a spectacular wine from this warm vintage in Bordeaux. The decadent, intense aromatics of tar, blackberry cobbler and mocha are brilliantly woven together with sandalwood and black tea undertones that take shape in the glass. Highly viscous and rich, yet maintaining good acidity, the dense mouthfeel adds a crescendo to the deep core of dark fruits and chocolate covered espresso bean that sing in harmony on the palate. Glorious to savor now, the 2003 Leoville Poyferre will cellar well for another decade. Drink 2020-2033- 95

Feb 2nd, 2020
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
Web Bond

Much better showing than a previous bottle.

Much better showing than a previous bottle.

Nov 30th, 2018
Philippe Thibault

Always solid producer. Intense color, nice balance, velvety texture and spicy finish. #chateauLeovillePoyferre #stJulien #GrandCru #Bordeaux

Always solid producer. Intense color, nice balance, velvety texture and spicy finish. #chateauLeovillePoyferre #stJulien #GrandCru #Bordeaux

Sep 14th, 2018
Jason Li

Ripe, sweet and full

Ripe, sweet and full

May 26th, 2018
Michael Dix

This may be the most balanced and deep wine I've had. Green peppers and tobacco on the nose and palette with that awesome medicinal thing going. Like toro, it dissolves on the tongue.

This may be the most balanced and deep wine I've had. Green peppers and tobacco on the nose and palette with that awesome medicinal thing going. Like toro, it dissolves on the tongue.

5 people found it helpfulOct 18th, 2013
Tom Kobylarz

Happily surprised this is not a hot mess and has a LONG life ahead. This is proof of great vineyard management #leovillepoyferre #poyfferre #stjulien #bordeaux #2003scorchinghotweather

Happily surprised this is not a hot mess and has a LONG life ahead. This is proof of great vineyard management #leovillepoyferre #poyfferre #stjulien #bordeaux #2003scorchinghotweather

3 people found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.0

Nice dark earthy overtones. Smooth and easy. Soft on nose and palate. Some complexity though a bit modern in style

Nice dark earthy overtones. Smooth and easy. Soft on nose and palate. Some complexity though a bit modern in style

Mar 30th, 2016
Doug Kahn

Magum

Magum

Mar 28th, 2016
Perry Riddle

Poyferre largely escaped the baking that everyone else seemed to get in 2003

Poyferre largely escaped the baking that everyone else seemed to get in 2003

Mar 12th, 2016