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Community Tasting Notes (248) Avg Score: 93.8 points

  • A bit more quiet than 2 years ago, now you can actually start picking out the grapes on the nose. The 35% Merlot is clearly discernible, but there are not much green cab or lead/pencil shavings. It is all about dark fruit and sweet tannins. Not very typical Bordeaux, but good with food.

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  • Delicious, lush and slightly jammy rich. Tasty none the less and a fun drink.

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  • Wines that Rock (Craig & Nita's Place): Very dark purple/red color. PNP with a couple of hours of slow-O time. Drank 2 glasses over 2 hours. This was outstanding and drinking in a wonderful already. I would have expected this to need much more air, but no, it was open and beautiful. The nose offers up an intense aroma of sweet intense cassis with a dense layer of blackberry right behind that, graphite, cedar and a floral burst as well. The palate is steeped in this succulent and spellbinding core of layered pure black fruits; cassis, blackberry, kir, graphite, cedar, hints of savory and a long intense finish. Young, vibrant and lush, but restrained and alluring. I'm thrilled to see where this is at and where I think it will go over the next 10 years. 95(+)pts.

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  • Like stepping into a cedar closet filled with cigars, #2 pencils, and cassis, this is the definition of classic Bordeaux. Paired with lamb after a 6 hour decant from magnum, this astounded with dark fruit and perfect balance from start to long - very long -finish. As per so many researched recommendations, the lamb paired perfectly with a bit of game to match the burliness in the glass. Still has time to spare, but with appropriate preparation is ready to elevate your evening right now.

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  • This is excellent after a loooong decant (6 hours).

    Cigar, smoke, still lots of tannin after the decant. Musty but well developed with enough fruit to be well balanced.

    Continued to evolve nicely over the evening. Paired Very well with simply prepared rack of lamb.

    Tasting notes from a magnum.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Bringing the Thunder, Episode #240, 5/22/2007, (See more on Wine Library TV...) 97+ points

    (CHAT LEOVILLE POYFERRE) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-classic bell pepper, V8 juice, black cassis, black currant, musty (like an attic); TASTE-incredibly silky on the attack through the finish, this is a polished Old World wine w/ beautiful extracted New World fruit (hot 2003 vintage), perfect balance & harmony, extremely good, black currant & cassis, red cherries, beautiful raspberries, secondary layers of smoked tobacco, really ripe candied flavors on the finish, smooth as a wine gets, this is Ultimate Bordeaux; RP-98; GV-97+

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/7/2006, (See more on 93 points

    (Château Léoville Poyferré) Very reticent, faint berry nose; complex on palate, concentrated, berry, cassis, vanilla palate; long finish


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2005, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17+ points

    (Chateau Léoville-Poyferré St Julien) Dark, exotic fruit nose. Damsons, with a hint of blackcurrant. Ripe, balanced, seamless structure. It has a gentle elegance, with creamy fruit and a peppery edge. Really gentle, fine tannins and correct acidity. This is very good indeed. Certainly the equal of Léoville Barton, if not slightly ahead.

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