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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2010, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Léoville-Poyferré (St Julien)) A little more open than the Léoville-Barton, more expressive, full of iron-bound clay and earth, overlaid with a crisp fruit character, crunchy autumn leaves, depth and freshness intertwined. Yes, it is as enticing as I hope it sounds. The flesh on the palate has a soft and broad character, polished, not quite the fine vigour of the Barton, although there is grip and some fine acids to be found here. Very attractive, substantial and long but I think for me the Barton just edges it, even if a return for a second taste reveals a more firm and upright character than I first noted.
  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17+ points

    (Chateau Léoville-Poyferré St Julien) This has a lovely character on the nose, beautifully sweet fruit, in a very different fashion to the corresponding Barton, with a much more open, accessible style. The fruit is dense though, and on the palate it is supple, with ripe tannins showing quite dry through the midpalate, and with nice acidity too. This is good.
  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16-17 points

    (Chateau Léoville-Poyferré St Julien) This has some forceful, seemingly plump, ripe, smoky fruit on the nose. It has depth. A moderate texture, attractive, a touch light on texture although there is the barest hint of cream to it at the edge. Soft, ripe tannins, attractive correct acidity. Nice, rather plump as the nose suggested, nicely put together. It feels a bit soft and modern to me, but may firm up and will please many I think.

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