2002 Château Léoville Poyferré

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88 Points

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - Leoville Poyferre masterclass with Didier Cuvelier (St Regis, Singapore): Not a bad wine in itself, but probably my least favourite of the tasting. Nice nose - prunes, plums, dried fruit (figs?), and earthy leather and undergrowth tones. Very attractive, very St Julien actually. The palate was unfortunately a little disjointed. Ripe tannins, a little mouthcoating, but not hard in any way. Very fresh acid, but so much so that it was rather sharp and astringent, distracting from what were otherwise pretty decent, if just a little simplistic flavours of cassis and orange zest. Again, this had the familiar bittersweet herbs moving into a mid-length finish. With time, I got a touch of menthol. I think this needs time and food, neither of which we had at the tasting. Something to visit again (hopefully over a nice lamb dish) in a few years perhaps, but not one I would rush out to buy

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