Laguna Cellar featuring Leoville Poyferre, Saint-Julien

Château Léoville Poyferré 2006

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• Domaine: Château Léoville Poyferré
• Appellation (AOC): Saint-Julien
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
• Grape Varietals: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon 21% Merlot 6% Petit Verdot
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar

"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." - Château Léoville Poyferré

Tasting Notes

"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Léoville Poyferré has one of the most harmonious and complete bouquets from Saint Julien: very well-defined blackberry, briary and chalky scents, real focus and delivery here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, ripe tannin matched with well-judged acidity. Like the 2006 Léoville-Barton, it is stubborn and backward, but there is clearly harmony and focus on the finish, the new oak deftly assimilated in the fabric of the wine. This is a lovely wine from Didier Cuvelier. Tasted January 2016." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (5/29/2016, Interim Issue), Rating: 92, Drink from: 2020-2040

 

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