2011 - 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
2018 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
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2011 CH LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Léoville Poyferré
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2018 - 2032
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £364.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2012,
    Score: 90-93

    Always a favourite of mine and the 2011 has not disappointed. The sweet ripe juicy fruit aromas reflect a warmth of strong cocoa and coffee flavours in the palate. A rich and fleshy wine which finishes with quite strong and robust tannins allowing for a good aging potential.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2012,
    Score: 91-94

    Another super effort from this estate, Leoville Poyferre-s 2011 possesses an opaque purple color in addition to a ripe, fragrant nose of black currant fruit, cedar, white chocolate and a touch of oak. Rich, layered and medium to full-bodied with unmistakable elegance and purity, vibrant acids and a fresh, lively personality, it will need 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. Drink: 2015-2035.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2012,
    Score: 91-92

    This shows a currant and berries with dark chocolate character. Full and chewy with a bright acidity. Structured too. A little austere. Wait and see. Only about 40% of the normal production. 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2012,
    Score: 17.5

    Well-extracted blackcurrant Cabernet fruit, very good ripeness and good tannins, an impression of power with elegance to come later. Drink 2017-2035. (4 stars).

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2012,
    Score: 16+

    Inky core. Chocolate and char on the nose. Furry and dry on the palate with sweetness of oak as well as cherry fruit. Pretty drying finish but there is some stuffing in the frame. Drink 2018-2028.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2012,
    Score: 91-94

    A very ripe, fleshy, gutsy style, with mouthfilling tar, espresso, braised fig and dark plum notes still waiting to meld fully. The broad, muscular finish has a nice briary edge. Impressive.

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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.