Red

1994 Château Léoville Poyferré

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • Hazeo wrote: 91 points

    April 30, 2018 - Fully resolved and mature to my taste, a lovely aged Medoc with silky smooth fruit along with the usual nuances. More of an elegant than powerful wine.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 88 points

    May 8, 2017 - Medium bodied, firm, stoic, not quite austere, but close. Better on the nose, with its red fruits, cedar, herbs and forest floor, scents than on the palate. Mature and ready to drink.

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  • Blauweiss Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 15, 2017 - Munskänkarna Göteborg Bordeaux-tasting, 50´s to the 90´s.

    Despite it´s age still lots of fruit, oak. Feels pretty modern, but also very mature.
    On the palate there is still lots of fruit and tannin. Not completely balanced, feels over-extracted. Still a nice and mature wine, would have expected more.

  • Mascarello59 Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 15, 2017 - Mature Bordeaux All blind and from Magnums except Pichon Baron and La Mission HB: Red to brick color. Much younger on the nose with cassis aromas and tobacco dominating. Still harsh tannin but lively acidity and decent fruit. Medium long finish. A lot better than you would expect, once the wine and above all the vintage was revealed.

  • eboracum wrote: 87 points

    July 25, 2016 - Chosen because easily accessible in the wine fridge when more claret was called for, this wine disappointed after the Sociando-Mallet and Haut-Brion being shorter, harder and less complex. An unfair placing probably.

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  • By Jane Anson
    JA Château Léoville Poyferré vertical 2018, 6/13/2018 (link)

    (Château Léoville Poyferré, St-Julien, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jane Anson
    The three Léovilles: Jane Anson’s pick of the vintages, 9/30/2017 (link)

    (Château Léoville Poyferré, St-Julien, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    5/19/2009 (link)

    (Ch Léoville Poyferré St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    1995 and 1994 Bordeaux (May 1996), 5/1/1996 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2011 (link) 17.5 points

    (Chateau Léoville-Poyferré (St Julien)) This has a remarkable dense hue, with an obviously evolved, mahogany hue despite the near-opaque appearance. The nose has a fine aromatic quality, rich in balsamic tones, very evolved but also bright and forceful. It is also very clean - should the term balsamic suggest something vinegary let me be clear this is not so - there is nothing acetic here. Instead we have sweet perfumed black fruits, overlaid with dark liquorice with an angelica sweetness, moving into a richness that even suggests treacle toffee sprinkled with burnt raspberries. Aromatically, it is enticing and convincing. It is on the palate that the character of the vintage shows, the balsamic and liquorice fruit, mixed here with graphite, stone, black olive and tar, carried along within a surprisingly lean texture. For my palate it works well, and I like the precise edge of the texture in combination with that very savoury fruit profile, but many drinkers of modern Bordeaux may wonder where the flesh and sweetness is. This all flows through the palate very well, accepting this edgy texture, and towards the end it does indeed show a richer body, and there is a little length as well, although always with that crunchy, crushed, fruit-skin feel to it. The tannins show a little in the finish too, adding just a little sharpness, but otherwise this seems perfectly integrated now. Delicious. Drinking well, although it will keep for some time yet.

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2005 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Léoville-Poyferré St Julien) Lovely colour, still with depth, good intensity at the rim, and a hue that suggests youthfulness. And a classic nose, too. Stylish, very typical, mineral fruit, with some exotic soy sauce and liquorice notes. Full, structured, very dry, with grippy tannins still showing through the midpalate, good depth and texture, and more than a little extract here. Smoky, stony fruit. Short finish with some furry tannins. Just at the stage I like claret - still with fruit, but balanced, with largely integrated tannins, and showing interest and typicity. And still probably on the way up. At best over the next 5-8 years.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 303 (67%)
  • Consumed 147 (33%)

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