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2003 Château Léoville Poyferré

St-Julien, 2me cru classé

ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$219.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
8 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The spectacular 2003 Léoville Poyferré exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #214
(WA, 08/01/2014)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2014-2029


"Pure cassis on the nose. Impressive. Full-bodied, thick and powerful, with loads of fruit and big, velvety tannins. Goes on for minutes on the palate. Huge wine. Very, very impressive. This is one of the big surprises of the vintage. Best after 2012. 19,165 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2006)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2012+


"Medium ruby-red. Extravagant aromas of currant, loam, leather and graphite; like the 1990 in its roasted character. Then sweet and dense but with surprising aromatic lift in the mouth, not to mention considerable power. Liqueur-like black fruit, licorice and mineral flavors really stain the palate. Cuvelier maintained that this vintage was not acidified. The cabernet acidity, he said, was healthy and the grape skins gave up their acidity slowly during the vinification. A very impressive showing, and built to last." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2006)

Rating: 92


"Oaky presence, tightness and depth, with fine, close-knit tannins, fruity length and terrific style. Unlike most wines sampled in comparative tastings, this one tasted even better than the Château sample. A magnificent, massive, perfect wine, with sumptuous follow-through on the palate. Should turn out at least as great as the 2000." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 1
(WFW, 05/01/2004)

Rating: 18


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