Decanted for an hour before dinner with Rib Roast. Classic bordeaux, its heritage very evident. Fine structure, mouth filling, luxuriant long finish. Masculine, yet elegant, with time left to spare. Dollar spent vs. dollar received, an extraordinary value.
Drinking a little young, but this is really a great wine. Served it with lamb for Christmas dinner. All the guest agreed that the wine was great. I will wait a couple of years before opening the next bottle.
Young and powerful, is the first that comes to mind! Next is the long finish, nearly a minute, and the rounded tannins which grips firmly. Purple to black in colour, charming oak mixed with berries. Decanted 30 min, and evolving nicely.. This Will be even more beautiful in 2 hours. Save if you have some, and drink 2018-2035.. Nice!
Still dark in color, this looks like a new wine. Espresso bean, smoke, vanilla, boysenberry, blackberry and licorice notes fill your glass. The wine is full bodied, concentrated, long, deep, fresh, clean and balanced on the palate. The round silky tannins push along wave after wave of berries that move from black to red and back to black again. The wine is very young as you would expect. Give the beauty up to a decade before popping a cork and enjoy the ride.
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(Château Léoville Poyferré) Very dark red violet color; soft plum, berry, cassis nose; tasty, rich, youthful, cassis, berry, plum, cedar palate; will go 10-plus years; long finish 93+ points (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot)
(Château Léoville Poyferré) Dark red violet color; charcoal, smoke and blackberry nose; tasty, plush, lovely palate with a touch of vanilla oak; medium finish 91+ pts. (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot)
(Chateau Léoville-Poyferré St Julien) Between the preceding two wines, the Barton pair of Langoa and Léoville, in terms of aromatic expression, perhaps with a slightly darker grain of fruit, richer and rather more intense. Great, pure, very stylish, a slightly more creamy presence on the palate than Barton, still with a very fine layer of structure beneath. Great tannic core, really rather grippy, although it certainly has the substance to cope. Fine acids too, bright and lifted fruit presence. Without doubt this is the equal of Barton, and it is great to see Poyferré perform at this level these days. Stylistically different, fleshier and more exotic perhaps, but certainly lovely quality here.
(Chateau Léoville-Poyferré St Julien) A great colour, and a wonderful purity on the nose, with essence of dark summer berry fruits being the order of the day, with a touch of white pepper. This has great depth and is clearly very impressive. It has a ripe, balanced, rounded composition, it is very firmly glued together, but has a sweet, harmonious character which is immediately appealing. There are ripe, svelte tannins which show through only at the finish. Very nicely judged extract. Very fine indeed.
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