Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru – 2009

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Chateau Leoville Poyferre




Bordeaux Red Blend




Chateau Leoville Poyferre


Chateau Leoville Poyferre






Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Tasted: 14/03/2019
Drink: 2021-2045
Author: Neal Martin

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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2012
Drink: 2018-2040

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
Tasted: 01/04/2010
Drink: 2015-2050

One of the stars of the vintage, it will be interesting to see if Poyferre ultimately eclipses Las Cases as the finest of the three Leovilles. The 2009 is even better than the 2000, 2003, and 2005. Its inky/purple color precedes a wine filled with extraordinary opulence, voluptuous texture, and sweet tannin. It offers both intellectual and hedonistic pleasure with layer upon...

...layer of ripe fruit. Yields were 43 hectoliters per hectare, the blend is more than two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, and the natural alcohol is the highest ever measured at this estate, 13.95%. The high alcohol is not the least bit noticeable because of the extraordinary concentration and freshness possessed by most 2009s - a vintage characteristic that will serve these wines for decades to come. This is a wine to purchase by the case-load. It should drink well for 30-45 years. (Tasted three times.)
Tasted: 14/02/2019
Drink: 2025-2045

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Area under vines: 80 hectares
Soils: Garonne gravel, clay and sand
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Production: 220,000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 80% new oak barrels for 18 to 20 months
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 62,5%
  • Merlot 25,5%
  • Petit Verdot 6%
  • Cabernet Franc 6%
Second wine:  Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre

Other wine: Chateau Moulin Riche

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Chateau Leoville Poyferre


Château Léoville Poyferré, Le Bourg, Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, France

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Château Léoville Poyferré, Le Bourg, Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, France
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