Château Léoville Poyferré 2007
A truly “charming vintage”
Despite generally difficult weather conditions, thanks to Man’s hard work and the exceptional terroir, along with the more clement weather in September, a « charming » vintage was born.
Our tasting notes – 2022
Shiny and limpid, the 2007 vintage displays an intense garnet color accented by vermeil highlights.
Exceptionally aromatic, this wine is marked by an incredible freshness from pronounced notes of mint and licorice. Upon aeration, intense fruit, toast, and spicy aromas come together with the lovely freshness, giving us a complex and surprising bouquet.
Showing great finesse on the attack, dense tannins follow adding more structure to the whole. The wine expands on the the mid-palate, carried by aromas of black fruits and toast. The pleasant finish underlines the freshness and subtlety of great Saint-Julien wines.
The Wine Cellar Insider – Jeff Leve : 91 (27.11.2020)
“Medium-bodied, close or at full maturity, the wine is soft, polished, round and charming. Instead of power, it offers a measured dose of ripe plums, licorice and espresso. Drink this over the next 5 years or so before the fruit fades.”
Decanter – Jane Anson : 89 (12.07.2018)
“Touches of charred oak are more evident because there is a lesser presence of ripe fruit alongside cloves and tar. It’s highly enjoyable, with character and soft brambly red fruit. On the nose there more leather; it has aged faster that the 2008 and 2006 vintages either side of it, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find pleasure here. One to drink now and over next decade.”
The Wine Advocate – Neal Martin : 91 (30.06.2017)
“Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits’ 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Leoville-Poyferre has a tightly wound bouquet at first, although it unfurls to reveal attractive cedar and undergrowth-tinged black fruit, dried blood and cured meat aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy texture, a fine thread of acidity and a grippy, almost Pauillac-like, graphite finish that lends body and focus. This showing at ten years suggests that, after differing performances in its youth, this Saint Julien has settled into a groove; in fact, I envisage it maturing with style over the next 15-20 years.”
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil
26th September to 10th October