2005 Chateau Leoville Poyferré - Saint-Julien 2ème Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottle (0.75L)

Description
2005 Chateau Leoville Poyferré - Saint-Julien 2ème Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottle (0.75L)
Red wine - France

1 bottle of Chateau Leoville Poyferré 2005

95 points Decanter
Outer quote mark A gorgeous wine; mouthwatering, clear black fruits but with feathery touches of dried sage and chargrilled oak. The embers are still burning and the whole thing is just gearing up to its drinking window. Still fairly closed, this is a long-ageing vintage that is just starting to soften at 13 years old. I love how the tannins are so effortlessly soft and elongated, while still making their presence felt. It dances across the palate and, like the 2011 vintage, feels very much a reflection of its appellation. (6/2018)

95 points Wine & Spirits
Outer quote mark This wine's heady rush of flavor gave one taster goosebumps. She called it sexy. 'Formidable.' Other technical descriptions included 'the shazam,' 'has zazz,' and 'unprintable. That's some serious s#¡†.' At the en primeur tastings, this ap­peared to be chunky and superripe. Now it's massive, with dark extract and exotic spice, a sophisticated wine that ends on sweetness, bitter chocolate and dark berry fruit. With all the flash, it will give a lot of pleasure as a young wine, but it has the plump Poyferré terroir drive to sustain that pleasure for years to come.

94 points James Suckling
Outer quote mark Lots of sexy, exotic aromas to this wine in addition to flamboyant floral undertones. It's full-bodied with a cold tannic texture and flavor that gives the wine a very graphite-like underto (10/2015)

94 points Wine Enthusiast
Outer quote mark Hugely concentrated and packed with tannins, this wine shows considerable amounts of dark, extracted fruit. It wins out on impressive power, driving the fruit through the tannins, giving great richness.

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark Léoville Poyferré’s dense ruby/purple 2005 is soft, round and juicy, with lots of blackcurrant fruit, plum and Asian spice. It is medium to full-bodied and, along with Léoville Las Cases and Saint-Pierre, probably one of the best St.-Juliens I tasted in this retrospective. It is surprisingly supple and accessible.

Lot details
Mixed lot
No
Type
Red wine
Vintage
2005
Producer, Name of wine
Chateau Leoville Poyferré
Classification
2ème Grand Cru Classé
Number of bottles
1
Bottle size
Bottle (0.75L)
Country
France
Region
Saint-Julien
Fill Level
Bordeaux bottle type, neck fill level
Label Condition
Fully intact, readable label
Capsule/Cork condition
Fully intact metal capsule
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