The Leoville Poyferre 2005 is a real beauty if you like classic claret. In the bouquet lovely sweet fruit with notes of black cherries, liquorice, cassis with hints of cedar and pencil lead. Approachable with good compelexity but still very young. On the palate very focused with multible layers of pure perfectly ripened fruit, quite powerful but very ripe tannins and a good acidity. It’s very well balanced with a very fine midpalate focus and concentration – quite tightly knit – but still a pleasure even at this early stage. Need 10 years more in the cellar to unfold, and will keep for decades. Perhaps I’m a bit conservative in the rating … hmmm.
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1996 September 26, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1989 September 23, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1999 September 22, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2005 September 20, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2000 September 11, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2003 September 10, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2008 April 15, 2012
- Bordeaux and Global WarmingAttended a very nice Leoville Poyferre tasting in Copenhagen, where the vintages 2005, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1996 and 1989 were presented by Anne Cuvelier – head of public relations at Leoville Poyferre. One of the topics of the evening was global warming and the effect on Bordeaux. Anne Cuvelier made some interesting comments about the effects ...
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