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Château Léoville Poyferré




St Julien

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc | Petit Verdot

Château Léoville Poyferré, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2014

Tasting Note:

We are generally huge fans of Didier Cuvelier and his team at Leoville Poyferre. This exceptional terroir and the exuberant style of winemaking have produced a string of excellent wines. The 2014 was a bit divisive… It possesses a gorgeous glossy, perfumed, Poyferreesque bouquet of cool crème de cassis fruit and minerals. There is a huge amount of extract here - it is a positively chewy wine, thick with dark fruits, Valrhona chocolate and coffee beans. We have a bit of a question mark over the tannins at this stage. It is a large-scale effort with huge tannins which are very dry and mouth puckering. It certainly doesn't possess the sexy, fruity finish we have come to know and love, so at this stage we will reserve judgement. It could be a wine of enormous potential, but it will require patience... Harvested between the 1st and 14th of October. Cropped at 36hl/ha from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. * It is worth noting that we tasted at the St Julien UGC at the end of a very long day. We felt that the samples were not necessarily representative. Our notes are an honest account of what we tasted, however, we are sure that the wines are much better than our notes suggest.

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