2003 Leoville Poyferre 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Julien | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2003 Leoville Poyferre

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International Wine Cellar | 92

($125-$150) Medium ruby-red. Extravagant aromas of currant, loam, leather and graphite; like the 1990 in its roasted character. Then sweet and dense but with surprising aromatic lift in the mouth, not to mention considerable power. Liqueur-like black fruit, licorice and mineral flavors really stain the palate. Cuvelier maintained that this vintage was not acidified. The cabernet acidity, he said, was healthy and the grape skins gave up their acidity slowly during the vinification. A very impressive showing, and built to last.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Wine Advocate | 96

The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years.

Drink Dates: 2014-2029
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 214

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Wine Spectator | 95

Pure cassis on the nose. Impressive. Full-bodied, thick and powerful, with loads of fruit and big, velvety tannins. Goes on for minutes on the palate. Huge wine. Very, very impressive. This is one of the big surprises of the vintage.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 95
Author: Brian F129
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/03/2014
Excellent, layered, elegant, and holding up well.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 95
Author: Ronn L
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 02/21/2014
Drink Dates:

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

Score: 96
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/15/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2025
Wow! I tried this a few years ago and resolved to wait. It was worth it. The nose was distinctive and quite strong. Initial notes of earth and old furniture on the nose along with a bit of spice. Mouthfeel is good and the initial flavor and tannins give way to rich coating layers of fruit and a taut and lingering finish. This was a stellar bottle.

2 of 2 people found this review useful.

Score: 93
Author: Walter Z
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 01/02/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2016
Lots of up-front fruit, soft and ready. Lite soft tannins with light acidity. The wine is ready to drink.

2 of 2 people found this review useful.

Score: 97
Author: NC
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/02/2013
Drink Dates: 2012-2025

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

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