Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru – 2009

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  •  95/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Julien

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Julien

Producer

Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Producer

Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Appellation

Saint-Julien

Designation

AOP

Classification

Deuxieme Cru

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Tasting notes

Vinous
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.)



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Tasted: 14/02/2019
Drink: 2025-2045


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Profile

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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Contact details

Name

Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Address

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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Trade Summary (Bids and Offers)

Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
12x75cl DP £ 1,615
12x75cl IB £ 1,690 £ 1,620
6x75cl IB £ 980 £ 825

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