Chateau Leoville Poyferre slightly bin soiled 2000
€ 174,18 (in Vat)
|Brand||Chateau Leoville Poyferre|
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Julien|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained, slightly damaged|
Wow, this wine has really come on strong. A brilliant effort, it boasts an opaque purple color in addition to a gorgeously sweet nose (make that explosive nose) of blackberries and creme de cassis intermixed with minerals, smoke, and earth. The 2000 is opulent, full-bodied, and much more accessible than either of its two Leoville siblings, Leoville Las Cases or Leoville Barton, with low acidity, sweet tannin, and a layered, sumptuous finish. It continues to improve dramatically and looks to be a great success, rivaling the brilliant 1996 and 1990. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030.
Winespectator / James Suckling (94)
Superb. Vivid, with lovely aromas of berries, minerals, toasted oak and leather. Full-bodied, with extremely well-integrated tannins and a long finish. A wine to remember. Best ever from this estate.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.