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2011 Leoville Poyferre Leoville Poyferre Bordeaux St Julien France Still wine

2011 Leoville Poyferre

Leoville Poyferre

93Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

One of the later harvested wines with the final Cabernets coming in at the beginning of October. The final blend is 58% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot and 6% each of Cab Franc and Petit Verdot with a restrained (at least versus that last two vintages of Poyferre) alcohol level of 13.7%. It has a sweet, gently woody nose which with air releases violets and other lifted aromatics. It is deeply concentrated and with a formidable tannin index of 94 (this is approaching press wine levels!) however there is also wonderful purity to this year's Poyferre and its mid-palate is a riot of sticky fruit. It's modern of course but really of very fine quality. FINE+RARE

FINE+RARE    Score: 18/20

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 64 Marketplace£668.00
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