Château Léoville Poyferré 2006
A great 2006. Comparable to 1996 ?
The vines benefited from very similar weather conditions to 2005 until September. The careful mastery of vine-care techniques followed by well-adapted vinification methods have brought out the full quality potential of this vintage, revealing a remarkable wine, more marked by the Cabernet Sauvignon than usual, comparable to 1996.
Our tasting note – 2022
The 2006 vintage is bright and limpid, showing a deep garnet color with pronounced vermeil highlights, reminiscent of a great Bordeaux.
Toasty notes are in the forefront of this expressive wine accompanied by aromas of ripe black fruit accented by vanilla. Still pleasant and bright, the bouquet is evolving beautifully.
Fresh and tasty upon entry, ripe black fruit aromas echo through to the mid-palate with silky, well-integrated tannins, ending on a lively note.
The Wine Advocate – Robert Parker : 91-93
“Beautiful, vibrant, black raspberry and cassis fruit, fresh acidity, medium to full body, superb ripeness, melted tannins, and a long savory, expansive mouthfeel are found in this top-notch St-Julien . Friendlier than the more backward, tannic 2005 Léoville Poyferré, the 2006 should be at its finest between 2011-2028.”
Decanter – Jane Anson : 90
“Wonderful aromatics that display beautiful aromas of bramble fruits, evolving with age into glowing embers without sacrificing fruit. A rich smoked chicory note is evident that sets Leoville Poyferre apart from the other two Bordeaux Leovilles. Still young and crackling with life with undeniable exoticism. There is a real sense of lift through the palate and excellent persistency.”
The Wine Advocate – Neal Martin : 92
“The 2006 Chateau Leoville Poyferre has one of the most harmonious and complete bouquets from Saint Julien: very well-defined blackberry, briary and chalky scents, real focus and delivery here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, ripe tannin matched with well-judged acidity. Like the 2006 Leoville-Barton, it is stubborn and backward, but there is clearly harmony and focus on the finish, the new oak deftly assimilated in the fabric of the wine.”
73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil
21st September to 7th October