Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2001 (review)

85 points

St. Julien, Bordeaux, France. 13%

Dark slightly unfiltered looking. Somewhat vegetal aromas. A bit of a blend between ripe and rich fruit and some vegetal (not herbaceous) flavours. I’ve never tried this Chateau before and I’m a bit underwhelmed. It’s not too difficult to get wine of this style and quality in Bordeaux and even elsewhere (like South Africa, Chile, or New Zealand).

If more greenish grapes were removed from the blend this would be a bit rich and dull.

Not what I expected from a 2nd Growth.

November 2008 – the above review seems a little harsh, but only a little.  85 points.

August 2012 – I enjoyed this last night.  Sweet open-knit fruit, nice herbaceous touch, oak becoming more integral.  Drink now and over next decade.  90 points.

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