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.
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.
Planted Grape Varieties
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil
21st September to 7th October