2003 Chateau Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux - 750ml

2003 Chateau Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux - 750ml

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2003 Chateau Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux - 98 pts!

Château Léoville Poyferré is an estate in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Médoc. It was rated a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, and was traditionally the softest of the three Léovilles. However, in the last few decades, the Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wine has gained weight and density.

The 80 hectares (198 acres) of vineyard are planted 65 percent to Cabernet Sauvignon with 25 percent Merlot, 8 percent Petit Verdot and 2 percent Cabernet Franc. The gravelly soils provide good drainage for the vines, which helps negate disease pressure and leads to concentrated fruit. In the winery, the grapes are cold-macerated for colour extract and aromatic purity, and fermented in stainless steel vats before aging. Château Léoville Poyferré is aged in oak barriques for 18-20 months, and the proportion of new oak has increased in the last few decades. It is now rated among the best of the appellation, but remains sensibly priced.


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2003
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Leoville-Poyferre
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 98 RP - I have had this wine three times out of bottle, rating it 97 once and 98 twice. It is a colossal success and a potential legend in the making. Its saturated, dense inky/blue/purple color offers up notes of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, and creme de cassis. A synthesis of power and elegance, this multi-layered wine has spectacular concentration, sweet but high tannin, and low acidity A stunning effort that showcases this legendary terroir, it is a brilliant, brilliant success. The quintessential Leoville Poyferre? RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2003
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Leoville-Poyferre
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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