Ch. Léoville Poyferré (0.75 L)
WA: The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the L¿ªovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of L¿ªoville Barton and the backward, classic L¿ªoville Las Cases. The Poyferr¿ªí»s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years.
WA / RP: 97