2006 Château Léoville-Poyferré, Cru Classé St-Julien

This assemblage of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 6 % Petit Verdot benefits greatly from Didier Cuvelier’s investment in a new sorting machine. In such a vintage, many hours were spent ensuring only the ripest, healthiest fruit made it into the vats. Solid in appearance, nearly opaque. The aromas suggest black fruit, currant and cherry, with a sweet, almost scented note of ripeness, as well as toasty nuances. On the palate, Poyferré impresses greatly. It has a seamless texture, with a wealth of fresh fruit. Silky, fine tannins lend valuable definition and grip. There’s nothing heady here, just a pure, sophisticated style; relatively full but elegant too. A fine effort.

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
6 available
£62.73

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2012 - 2020
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Deuxième Cru
2006 Château Léoville-Poyferré, Cru Classé St-Julien