Léoville Poyferré 2001

SubregionSt Julien

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Tasting Notes

Sweet notions of plums, black currants, caramel, and spicy oak are provocative and alluring. Subtle but substantial, layered, and textured, with medium body as well as sexy, up-front flavors, low acidity, and ripe tannin, this beauty is among the most evolved and flamboyant of the appellation. Nevertheless, it should age well. Anticipated maturity: now-2016.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004

Score: 89/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

This St.-Julien is a fine effort for the vintage. The wine exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as sweet black currant fruit that has not yet taken on additional nuances, medium body, excellent purity, and an elegant, moderately weighty style. The tannin is ripe in this well-delineated, pure, finesse-styled Leoville Poyferre. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2013.

Score: 88/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

Score: 92/94James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002

Aromatic and dense. Lighter than some though – at least more transparent and readable. Chewy tannins – very dry indeed on the finish. Could be showing a TCA effect.

Score: 15.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2007

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