Château-Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 2009 - SPIRITED Wines
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Château-Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 2009

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Château-Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 2009
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SKU 35816


Colour: Intense, dark robe. Nose: Complex and elegant. Empyreumatic with black fruit and spicy notes. Attack: Nice and frank. Palate: Great amplitude in the mouth. Ripe, silky, elegant tannins on the finish. Smooth and opulent. Pleasantly lingering aromatic finish.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Julien
Brand Château-Leoville-Poyferre
Alcohol/vol 13.95%
  • wa100

Wine AdvocateOne of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.

Robert Parker, December 22, 2011
  • we96

Wine EnthusiastAn immensely structured wine, packed with dark tannins promising aging potential. It is complex, powerful, layered with new wood and concentration, finishing with dark plum fruits and acidity.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2012
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorSolid notes of steeped black currant, ganache-coated fig and plum eau de vie pump along in this very dark red, but with well-integrated structure. Long and winey through the finish, with the grip extending everything nicely. Best from 2016 through 2026. 17,665 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012