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2016 Château Léoville Poyferré

St-Julien, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2019. help
 
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PRICE:
$385.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

SIZE:
3L d-mag

AVAILABLE:
2 Double Magnums (3L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2016 Leoville-Poyferre is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Didier Cuvelier told me that color leeched out naturally and he conducted an 8 day pre-fermentation maceration. Matured in 80% new oak with some malolactic in barrel, it has a typical bouquet for this estate with opulent but neatly controlled, billowing scents of black cherries, black plum, crème de cassis and violets. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine tannin, a killer line of acidity and perhaps one of the most harmonious Poyferré that I have encountered at this juncture. It just glides across the mouth and slips down the throat with consummate ease. Superb." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230
(WA, 04/28/2017)

Rating: 95-97
Drink from: 2024-2060


"The deep well of gorgeous cassis, blueberry paste and blackberry puree flavors will carry this for the long haul. Shows a terrific graphite underpinning and a flash of cold charcoal. This is a big one." Wine Spectator
(WS, 04/06/2017)

Rating: 95-98


"The buildup on the palate is impressive with blackberry and blueberry character. Plenty of currants, too. Full-bodied, linear and tight. Racy tannins and a long finish. Shows tension, depth, real raciness and pure finesse. A combination of the best from both 2009 and 2010." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/04/2017)

Rating: 95-96


"A huge, soaring wine, the 2016 Léoville-Poyferré is powerful, vivid and captivating. Vertical tannins and massive concentration belie the wine's 13.6% alcohol. The more virile, brooding side of Saint-Émilion comes through in this decidedly potent wine. In 2016, many Saint-Juliens possess incredible richness and voluptuousness. Léoville-Poyferré is arguably the most tannic and brooding of the wines of the appellation. I suspect the 2016 will take many years to be at its very best. A rush of dark fruit, leather, smoke, tobacco and chocolate add the final shades of nuance." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 94-97


"Great volume in the mouth, intense color, a monumental Poyferré, maybe for the moment a bit thickened by its Merlots and its Petit Verdots, more important in the blend than in the two other Léovilles. Length and complexity that warrant waiting." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 56
(WFW, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 93-97


"Deep purple. Very deep. Really rich and winning. Much more mouth-filling than the other wines from this stable. Really fresh but broad and ripe. Great freshness. Long and beautifully balanced. 13.6%." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/18/2017)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2027-2045


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