Red

2014 Château Léoville Poyferré

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • COWineLover wrote: 92 points

    July 31, 2019 - Poured from a 375. PnP with a slow ox of about 30 minutes. A young but developing Bordeaux. For me the predominant aromatic quality was vanilla and cassis. Has background notes of clove, graphite, smoke, espresso, and strangely white pepper. On the palate, this starts with a tart dryness from the tannin influence. It transitions into a dark berry compote with vanilla, cloves, dried herbs, and a streak of minerality as the finish extends. Very good length and this is enjoyable now, but is likely to improve with some taming of the tannins where the fruit can show through with more definition.

    Drinkable, promising, cellar worthy, reloading on this.

    4 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • grafstrb wrote:

    April 29, 2019 - -- decanted immediately after opening, about 45 minutes before initial taste --
    -- tasted non-blind for 3.5 hours on Day 1; revisited on Day 2 --
    -- 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc --

    NOSE: Day 1: sweet vanilla oak is first note; "dark"; slightly smoky; meaty; blackberries; slight note of school paste. Day 2: minty/stony/oaky; purple-fruited.

    BODY: some light sediment present; medium to medium-full bodied; dark garnet-violet color of great depth.

    TASTE: Day 1: a touch oakier than I'd prefer, but I could see the oak getting absorbed with age; tannic; a touch low on acidity; hint of alc. taste; sweet oak; coffee grounds; Hold; modern sensibilities, but it has a good dose of rustic tannin, too; tiny hint of pyrazine on finish about 3 hours after opening; Ash would pay $40, so not a re-buy; gut impression score of 90 – 92, but it does lean more modern than I'd prefer. Day 2: surprising hint of oxidation --- I expect a young Bdx. to be able to survive 24 hours open without degradation; still some sweet oak; not as good on palate as on the Nose --- a bit too modern; gut impression score 91 – 93. Drink or Hold for up to 20 years. Won't buy again. I could see this is a nice crossover for folks who like big Napa Cabs.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Roberto Mangioni Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 28, 2019 - Classic Bordeaux, solid 93 points

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    March 12, 2019 - With a dash of wood but with concentration The Indian summer vintage. And fresh and lively and kinda delightful fruit.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dcwino wrote: 95 points

    January 18, 2019 - Chateau Leoville Poyferre vertical with Sarah Cuvelier (Le Cafe Descartes at the French Embassy): Expressive nose displaying pure primary black fruit, crushed blackberry, blackberry liqueur, cremes de cassis, lavender, cedar, floral dust, perfume, light caramel and limestone. Very good concentration, very finely layered pure black fruit, silky and fluid, perfect amount of acidity, strong mineral and a seamless long fresh and pure black fruit driven finish. Although the modern concentrated style of the property is evident, the fruit expression is very pure. The style is very close to the 04 and 11.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/27/2017 (link) 93 points

    (Château Léoville Poyferré) Saturated, very dark ruby color; savory, cassis, cedar, cherry nose; delicious, plush, savory, cassis, cedar, cherry palate with good balancing acidity; needs 4 years; medium-plus finish (62.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25.5% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc; 18-20 months in oak, 80% new) 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Léoville Poyferré
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien
  • UPC Codes 3760181350888, 3760181352301, 400004322861, 400004326586, 603568140616, 639737612233, 852187011702

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 302 (12%)
  • In Cellars 2,025 (79%)
  • Consumed 238 (9%)

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