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Chateau Leoville Poyferre (1.5L magnum) 2001

$376.00 per bottle

  • $357.20 per 12 bottle case 5% DISCOUNT

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" Still quite youthful crimson. Attractively scented. Lively and both juicy at first and then dry on the finish. Not forced. Very user friendly. Just a bit juicier than the Leoville Barton." Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine

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2001 VINTAGE

95 The completeness of 2001, with its miraculous balance, is present in this wine. The acidity, ripe blackcurrants sit comfortably on top of dry tannins, the fleshiness of the fruit taking the edge off the tannins. It seems to bring out the structure, the fruit and the refreshing acidity of great Cabernet. — R.V. (12/16/2007)
91 2011 tasting. Still quite youthful crimson. Attractively scented. Lively and both juicy at first and then dry on the finish. Not forced. Very user friendly. Just a bit juicier than the Leoville Barton.
90 Sweet notions of plums, black currants, caramel, and spicy oak are provocative and alluring. Subtle but substantial, layered, and textured, with medium body as well as sexy, up-front flavors, low acidity, and ripe tannin, this beauty is among the most evolved and flamboyant of the appellation. Nevertheless, it should age well.

 

Provenance - a cold European cellar

Name Château Leoville Poyferre
Vintage 2001
Type Rouge/Red
Appellation Saint-Julien
Classification 2ème Cru Classé (Second Growth)
Grape Varieties 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Format 1.5 Litre
Alcohol  
Vineyard 80 Hectares
Average Age of Vines  
Production 20,000 Cases
Soil Garonne Gravel
Winemaking Handpicked bunches are placed delicately in small crates. Different plots and grape varieties are vatted separately in the 35 stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels.
Ageing 18-20 months in oak
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"The least known of the three Leovilles, Poyferre had an irregular record until the 80’s. The Bordelais consider Poyferre to have the soil and capacity to produce one of Medoc’s most profound red wines. Substantial improvements have now pushed Poyferre into the elite of St Julien." Robert Parker

"Divided from Leoville-Las-Cases in 1840. Up to the 1950’s Poyferre was the Leoville with the highest reputation. Despite a dip in standards in the 60’s and 70’s the 1990’s and 2000 have seen Poyferre return to a more classic approach, the wines being rich and fine, but lusher, more glossy than its Leoville neighbours." Clive Coates, Master of Wine

www.leoville-poyferre.fr – a good website with information on the 2001 vintage