September 18, 2019 - Popped and drank over 90 minutes. This wine, like many 2001s, is in fine shape beyond its advertised drinking window. Won’t improve though.
September 6, 2019 - 2nd time having this vintage over the span of 2 months and confirm that it is in its prime drinking window. PnP. Lovely nose only needed 30 mins to open up. Drink up
July 17, 2019 - Just a delightful bottle of Bordeaux. Allow it to open up in the glass. Nice complexity, cherries, dark fruits, with leather and earth. A terrific wine in a bargain year.
June 8, 2019 - WOTN... mid-weight, gorgeousness. Curranty, with oak beautifully in check. lovely balance and sumptuous throughout. Balanced too. In very fine form.
June 7, 2019 - This has suddenly burst into life, and is drinking at its very best. I still maintain that this should be consumed over the next couple of years to have it at its peak. As stated previously, this could be mistaken for a wine a decade or more older. It is all about blackcurrant and cedar, with a sharpness on the finish. However, whereas as previously this was distracting, it now is well balanced and harmonious with the rest of the wine. Minimum time in the decanter is needed, and indeed I find that there is a deterioration in the glass after a couple of hours.
May 24, 2019 - Terrifically vigorous, exciting claret so brimming with focused, rich cassis, blueberry, mineral, cedar and touches of mocha and espresso. Really vital. Still quite young, but a sign of the renaissance at Leoville Poyferre.
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.