2004 - 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
2014 - 2024
Case size
6x150cl

2004 CH LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Léoville Poyferré
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2014 - 2024
Case size
6x150cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2005,
    Score: -

    Quality continues to climb at this famous Chateau. The vineyards were replanted in the early eighties and the winery totally modernised in the early nineties. This is an excellent Leoville Poyferre. Serious but appealing, with a velvet texture and great reserves of sweet, dark fruit. With its exceptional length and complexity it is quite as good as the so-called 'super seconds'. Drink 2010-2020

  • NM

    Neal Martin, June 2017,
    Score: 91

    Tasted at BI Wine Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Leoville-Poyferre has a tightly wound bouquet at first, although it unfurls to reveal attractive cedar and undergrowth-tinged black fruit, dried blood and cured meat aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy texture, a fine thread of acidity and a grippy, almost Pauillac-like, graphite finish that lends body and focus. This showing at ten years suggests that, after differing performances in its youth, this Saint Julien has settled into a groove; in fact, I envisage it maturing with style over the next 15-20 years. Tasted February 2017. Neal Martin Score 91/100 Drink Dates 2017-2032

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, June 2007,
    Score: 93

    Along with Leoville Las Cases and a few others, this is among the stars of the appellation. Made in a more floral, supple, Margaux-like style, the deep ruby/purple-hued 2004 Leoville Poyferre exhibits sweet, broad flavors, and plenty of tannin lurking beneath the surface. However, the abundant cherry, black currant, licorice, and smoke notes obscure the tannic clout. This rich, powerful, broad beauty should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and last for two decades. Drink 2009-2027

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2005,
    Score: 90-93

    Compared to the blockbuster 2003, the 2004 is a more streamlined, elegant effort without the power, glycerin, and thickness of its older sibling. Nevertheless, it is an impressive St.-Julien offering a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of smoky cassis and cherries, medium body, and admirable concentration, purity, nobleness, and elegance. It's not a blockbuster, butrather a classic Bordeaux for drinking between 2008-2020.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2005,
    Score: 17

    Particularly deep crimson. Hidden but intriguing nose. Some tobacco and leather. Lots there, all buried and unexposed. Great concentration and depth but just a bit stolid. Lots of firm but ripe tannins. This should make good but not great old bones. Drink 2010-2020

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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.