*** Please Note: This is a Pre-Arrival Product due to arrive in Jan 2019 ***
Why did Angie picked this wine?
For a Second Growth, Leoville Poyferre provides the best value for the buck, their quality is consistent, but their marketing is not quite as skilled (flamboyant?) compared to other classified growth. What does that mean to you? You are able to collect an exceptional vintage Bordeaux (1989 baby!) that’s ready to drink now, directly from the winery, for less than two bills! We’ve direct imported some 1983 vintage Leoville Poyferre earlier this year (not quite as great of a vintage as the 1989, but I’m biased toward it since it’s my birth year) and I was blown away by the wine. They recondition all the bottles so it looks and taste pristine. With the Bordeaux market blowing up globally. This is certainly a steal of a deal!
More about the winery –
Tasting Notes –
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More about the winery -
With origins dating back to 1638, Saint Julien's expansive Leoville estate was the largest vineyard in all the Medoc at the time of the French Revolution. After various successions and changes, the estate was eventually divided into the three Leoville properties we know today: Leoville-Las-Cases, Leoville-Barton, and Leoville-Poyferre, established in 1840. The outstanding quality of Leoville Poyferre wines gained early recognition when it was ranked second growth in the 1855 Classification.
The various divisions throughout the history of the estate have split the vineyards of Leoville-Poyferre into five large areas. They include all the main types of gravely, well-drained soils present in Saint Julien and a balanced environment for the vines. This diversity contributes to the wines magnitude and complexity.
Since 1994, grapes have been harvested into small crates. The grape bunches are first sorted by hand on tables before destemming, then a second time by optical sorting maching before crushing. Each vineyard plot is vinifided individually in one of the fifty-six stainless steel vats, of which twenty seven are double-walled.
Tasting Notes –
A deep color with maturity. It has a glorious nose that leaps from the glass: raspberry, sea salt and a touch of game all with marvelous definition. The palate is full-bodied, layers of black fruits laced with tobacco, well-judged acidity with a dense, slightly gamey, brambly finish with great persistency and vigor.