1999 - Ch Léoville Poyferré 2ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Léoville Poyferré
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2005 - 2015
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now

1999 CH LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Léoville Poyferré
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2005 - 2015
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,112.14 (Inc. VAT)
Go to Basket

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuis.com.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 2002,
    Score: 89

    A perfumed bouquet of flowers, jammy cassis, sweet oak, and truffles jumps from the glass of this ripe, classic, mid-weight claret. The wine is elegant rather than powerful. It possesses intense fruit, admirable ripeness as well as balance, and a long finish. Enjoy this beautiful, sexy Poyferre over the next 12-14 years. Drink: 2002 - 2016.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2001,
    Score: 89-90

    Dark ruby/purple-colored with an overripe nose of black fruits intermixed with minerals, smoke, and toasty new oak, this deep, voluptuously-textured wine possesses low acidity, a fat, fleshy mid-palate, and a surprisingly long finish. It could easily develop into an outstanding St.-Julien with early accessibility. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2000,
    Score: 90-92

    A top-flight effort, Leoville-Poyferre's 1999 exhibits a dense black/purple color as well as super-rich black cherry and cassis fruit intermixed with minerals, toast, and vanillin. Fat in the mid-palate, with outstanding concentration, purity, and balance, this alluring, concentrated, impeccably made, delicious 1999 will drink well young, and last for 15+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2018.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, December 2001,
    Score: 16/20

    Quite light and tart. Spiky fruit for the moment and by no means knit. An unresolved charmless wine for the moment with a dry end that may well eventually become much more harmonious. Drink 2007-2017

  • CC

    Clive Coates, April 2003,
    Score: 17

    Medium-full colour. Good fruit but a slight touch of over-solid tannins on the nose too much vin de presse? Better on the palate. Fullish body. Some tannin. Good grip. Not the concentration of Léoville-Las-Cases or Léoville-Barton but balanced and very attractive. It just lacks a little zip. Very good indeed. Drink: 2008 - 2020

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

Producer

Château Léoville Poyferré

Similar to Pichon Longueville, the three Léovilles (Las Cases, Barton and Poyferré) were originallypart of the same estate - in fact, the largest in Bordeaux at the time of the revolution. In the early 1800s, the estate was divided into three distinct properties. Though it bears the same forename of its famous siblings, Poyferré is least known. Fortunately, this is changing. Through modernisation, exceptional vineyard management and meticulous winemaking, it is emerging as a star in its own right. Leoville Poyferre also produces the excellent Ch Moulin Riche.

Region

St Julien

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.