Red

2014 Château Léoville Poyferré

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • Motz wrote: 91 points

    December 24, 2019 - From a split; tasted over two days. This sets a new standard for excessively oaked Left Bank Bordeaux in my experience. Indeed, irritating amounts of oak completely enshroud quality fruit and all sense of terroir. Wow! Why!? On the first day, I thought my wine senses had gone awry, assessing the oak as off-putting. The second day revealed no difference; offensive oak, and little else. And the kicker? The wine does not pack the substance to outlast the oak integration process. Its substance will likely begin to fade after 20 or so years from vintage date, while the oak will be going strong. Pass!

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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
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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 370027469891, 3760181350888, 3760181352301, 400004322861, 400004326586, 603568140616, 639737612233, 852187011702

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  • Pending Delivery 295 (11%)
  • In Cellars 2,088 (79%)
  • Consumed 265 (10%)

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