May 14, 2019 - Gorgeous. Deep red color, proper. A toasty sweet nose, red fruit detected, maybe a bit of tobacco. In the mouth this shines- sweet cassis fruit, dark, nothing hard. Pure and long, barely any tannin but the structure of this wine survives. Long finish, I keep wanting to drink more. Better after 24 hours open, which makes me think it has time, but it's definitely ready now. I love this.
April 5, 2019 - Smooth balanced typical poyferre saltiness. Drinking well now
January 18, 2019 - Chateau Leoville Poyferre vertical with Sarah Cuvelier (Le Cafe Descartes at the French Embassy): Nicely mature nose displaying soft and warm black fruit, a hint of cremes de cassis, plum, strong cedar, a hint of green and earth. Medium concentration, subtle warm black fruit, silky, medium acidity and mineral, and a medium long subtle black fruit driven finish with green and cedar at the end. This is drinking wonderfully, a classic claret.
January 1, 2019 - Nice, classic without Boeing really great. Just very enjoyable.
November 29, 2018 - Needs another couple years or at least 4 hours decant. Good barnyard sweet, short finish.
November 11, 2018 - Decanted 3 hrs. Aromatically pure and classic Left Bank, with a palate that matches suit. This is clearly in a early window of maturity, with a lovely display of cassis that is both expressive yet refrained, back end notes of soil and the ol’ No.2 pencil harmonize so well here. Tannins are still present, but support nicely on the finish. Much love here.
November 10, 2018 - 4th of 12, decanted 30 minutes then replacing odd Ducru 85, perfect cork and level, now drinking nicely (still too tight in April 17), if still in primary phase, with attractive weight of rich (for 01) and classy black fruit, just that sense of pushing a tad hard, but would expect to upgrade in 5 to 10 years from current F+ (18).
October 3, 2018 - aroma: bright red and black fruit, leather and pencil shavings, follows through to the flavor with tart cherry and black berry flavors, also leather, forest floor and soft mineral. Balanced and full bodied with short to medium finish. Based on the mild to mod tannins may still have a couple years life remaining. A good food wine.
September 23, 2018 - gorgeous classic claret - plump fruit and with iron filings character.
September 22, 2018 - Decanted for at least 2 hours,