Ch. Léoville Poyferré (0.75 L)
WA: The wine out distances both L¿ªoville Las Cases and L¿ªoville Barton, but all three of them are compelling efforts. Full-bodied, dense purple in color, with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, cassis, graphite and spring flowers, this full-bodied, legendary effort is long and opulent, with wonderfully abundant yet sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate and a thrilling, nearly one-minute finish. This spectacular effort from Poyferr¿ª that should drink well for 30+ years. Another spectacular wine from the Cuvelier family, L¿ªoville Poyferr¿ª (along with Ducru Beaucaillou) may be one of the two best wines of St.-Julien year after year these days. This is a large estate, covering nearly 200 acres, and the final blend of the 2010 L¿ªoville Poyferr¿ª is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, a whopping 34% Merlot and the rest 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.
WA / RP: 98