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Château Léoville Poyferré 2000

$598.00 per bottle

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Léoville Poyferré has been owned by the Cuvelier family (who also own Château Le Crock) since 1921, yet it was not until the 1970s, when Didier Cuvelier took control at the château, that quality began to improve. In the last 20 years, Didier, with the assistance of Michel Rolland since 1995, has turned Léoville-Poyferré into one of St-Julien's finest estates.

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Léoville Poyferré has been owned by the Cuvelier family (who also own Château Le Crock) since 1921, yet it was not until the 1970s, when Didier Cuvelier took control at the château, that quality began to improve. In the last 20 years, Didier, with the assistance of Michel Rolland since 1995, has turned Léoville-Poyferré into one of St-Julien's finest estates.

Léoville Poyferré has 80 hectares of vineyards planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (25%), Petit Verdot (8%), and Cabernet Franc (2%). Léoville Poyferré traditionally produced the softest and most supple wine of the 3 Léovilles, yet in the last decade the wines have definitely put on weight and body. This is largely due to the grapes being harvested riper and later and because of the increased exposure to new oak in the maturation process. Now up with the best of the St-Juliens but still selling at non-scary prices, Léoville Poyferré is classified as a 2ème Cru Classé.

Robert Parker
Robert Parker
97 The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Léovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savoury, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Léoville Barton and the backward, classic Léoville Las Cases. The Poyferré's low acidity, sweet tannin, and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years.
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson MW
17.5/20 Mid crimson with a bit of evolution. Fragrant. Much less concentrated than the Barton but an attractive expression of the vintage and appellation. Dry overall and quite sinewy. You could start to drink this even though it is far from its apogee.
Name Château Léoville Poyferré
Vintage 2000
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Saint-Julien
Classification 2em Cru Classé (2nd growth)
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 35 years old
Production 250,000 bottles
Soil Gunzian gravel and sand over clay
Winemaking 4-5 weeks' fermentation and maceration in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks
Ageing 22 months in oak barrels (75% new)
Website http://www.leoville-poyferre.fr/
Food Pairings Game Animals; Beef; Charcuterie
Occasions Romantic Dinner; Celebrations; Business Dinner; Anniversary
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 20 Years