HDH Wine

2005 Château Léoville Poyferré

St-Julien, 2me cru classé

PRICE:
$159.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
3 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Léoville Poyferré’s dense ruby/purple 2005 is soft, round and juicy, with lots of blackcurrant fruit, plum and Asian spice. It is medium to full-bodied and, along with Léoville Las Cases and Saint-Pierre, probably one of the best St.-Juliens I tasted in this retrospective. It is surprisingly supple and accessible. Drink it over the next 15 or so years." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #219
(WA, 06/28/2015)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2015-2030


"Saturated ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black cherry, currant and coffee. Sweet, silky and full, but with lovely ripe acidity to frame the dense black fruit, mocha and mineral flavors. Showing a glossy aspect to its fruit that is exhilarating, even if this deep, fairly tannic wine is a bit sullen at present, despite showing excellent back-end breadth. This is a full 13.5% alcohol; the petit verdot component reached 14.5% potential alcohol in 2005, said Cuvelier, who describes 2005 as "a year of sun but not surmaturite." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2008)

Rating: 93


"Dark ruby red in color, with aromas of currant, blackberry, toasty oak and light cappuccino. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a beautiful, caressing aftertaste. Touches every part of the palate. Outstanding, but slightly disappointing after such a great showing from barrel. Best after 2009. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 18,915 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2009


"A classic Poyferré of great refinement and texture: brilliant appearance; nose of flowers and fruit; beautiful, fresh palate and fine reach. Characterful without being overpowering." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 13
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 18.5


"Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Luscious colour! Very healthy look. Very dense, as though the density is locking the aroma in. Big and intense and luscious on the palate. Lots going on here." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/23/2017)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2017-2040


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