Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2000 Saint-Julien, Cru Classe

Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2000 Saint-Julien, Cru Classe

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The Great Bordeaux Second Growth from Saint-Julien from the momentous 2000 vintage.Extremely Limited!!

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About Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2000 Saint-Julien, Cru Classe

In the heart of the famed Saint Julien appellation, Château Léoville Poyferré has always been one of the most prestigious estates of this terroir. The origin of the estate dates back to 1638. At that time, Léoville was the largest domain in the Médoc. The legacy of the grand vin of Léoville Poyferré began in 1840, consecrated as a Second Classified Growth fifteen years later. The true modern age for Leoville Poyferre beings with the purchase of the estate by the Cuvelier family in the 1920’s. Didier Cuvelier has presided over the chateau since 1979. Some of the first changes made by Didier include bringing Emile Peynaud into the fold. This was quickly followed by a modernization of the winemaking facilities at the estate. A bigger move was to rip out and replant 50 acres of vines, drastically reducing their output for years. Michel Rolland joined the team in 1994.The vineyards are planted 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

2000 was a great vintage in Bordeaux and particularly for Leoville Poyferre. Cellar Insider tasted this wine in 2018 and scored it 95 points saying "Just beautiful. The wine has concentration, richness, elegance and layers of sweet dark, earthy, fresh, spicy fruits. There is a purity to the fruit and softness to the tannins that allows this to taste and feel great. Drink now with an hour of air, or age it another decade for more secondary charm."

Wine Spectator re-tasted it in 2015 and scored it 95 points saying "Pure and focused, with some still-primal blueberry reduction and plum sauce flavors at first, moving to hints of black currant and fig paste. As this moves along, it shows more development, picking up bay, smoldering cigar and warm ganache notes through the finish. Rich and long, and just starting to hit its stride.--Blind 2000 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2028."

and Robert Parker re-tasted this in 2010 and gave it 97 points. He said "The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years."

By all accounts this well-aged Bordeaux gem is holding up incredibly. Don't Miss It!!!

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Appellation Medoc

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