2008 - Léoville Poyferré
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Château
Léoville
Poyferré

Château Léoville Poyferré 2008

The prodigious classical latecomer

Three essential elements enabled us to wait until the beginning of October for optimal ripeness : Man’s hard work, the Saint-Julien “terroir” and the welcome September sun.

 

Press review

 

The Wine Advocate – Robert Parker 94

One of the finest over-achieving efforts in this vintage as well as a “best buy” for a top-flight St.-Julien, this 2008 is an irresistible success. It reveals an opaque ruby/purple color, lots of unctuosity and a boatload of sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with notions of licorice, smoke and oak. Full-bodied, remarkably concentrated and stunningly pure and textured, this sensational wine is already drinking well, and will be even better with 2-3 years of cellaring. It should last for 20-25 years. Bravo! -renoted in 2011

www.jamessuckling.com – James Suckling 93

I am impressed with the fruit and velvety tannins. Full and deliciously fruity with soft tannins and rich fruit. Blueberry. Open and gorgeous. Impressive for the vintage. – noted in 2013

  • Planted Grape Varieties

    62.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2.5% Cabernet Franc

  • Soils

    Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil

  • Harvest Dates

    6th to 18th October

  • Vintage Information

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