2004 Leoville Poyferre 750ml

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2004 Leoville Poyferre
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International Wine Cellar | 90

($39-$70) Bright ruby-red. Very expressive nose offers redcurrant, tobacco, flowers and nutty oak. Supple, silky and pliant but with good energy to its red fruit and floral flavors. Finishes with broad, sweet tannins and a lingering note of tobacco. This remains quite open and appears to be evolving very much like the 2001.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132

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Wine Advocate | 93

Along with Leoville Las Cases and a few others, this is among the stars of the appellation. Made in a more floral, supple, Margaux-like style, the deep ruby/purple-hued 2004 Leoville Poyferre exhibits sweet, broad flavors, and plenty of tannin lurking beneath the surface. However, the abundant cherry, black currant, licorice, and smoke notes obscure the tannic clout. This rich, powerful, broad beauty should be drinkable in 2-3 years, and last for two decades.

Drink Dates: 2009-2027
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 171

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Wine Spectator | 90

Very clean, with blackberry, currant and light vanilla aromas. Full and juicy, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Impressive despite a slightly hollow midpalate. Wait and see as this grows in the bottle. May be a bit overextracted this year. 20,830 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2011+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 93
Author: Phil the Greek
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/29/2010
Excellent, plenty of soft silky tannins, great fruit behind them, should be outstanding in another 2 years
Score: 93
Author: Toby Thomas
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 02/27/2010
Score: 91
Author: dwilson
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/22/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2020
Inky-plummy; classy oak; sweet plum & cassis; a whiff of banana; classic cedary note of this chateau; very cassis-dominated. Already enjoyable, unlike many of the '04s.
Score: 92
Author: Brad Coelho
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/18/2008
Drink Dates: 04/01/2008
Site Blog: Unidentified Appellation Again, it?s unfair for this estate to be compared to it?s previous year?s classic performance, but one can'thelp but make these types of contrasts. Sweet cherry, rose and sage hints are attractive and full of charm. The palate is round and full, with pretty red fruit and floral undertones that have excellent proportion. Not at all a blockbuster, but very well done.

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More Vintages and Sizes of Leoville Poyferre:

2009 (750ml)
2007 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)
1995 (750ml)

About This Producer


Classified as a Second Growth estate, Château Léoville Poyferré is a rising star in Bordeaux, well-known for its aromatic and velvety wines. In recent years, the style has leaned toward a more complex and rich nature, and the estate has been receiving increasingly positive reviews. The vineyards are planted to a majority Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc comprising the remainder. The Saint-Julien property has been owned by the Cuvelier family since 1921, and Didier Cuvelier has been in charge of the estate since 1979. Much of the chateau's recent praise is due to Cuvelier, with the advice of consultant Michel Rolland, who has implemented many improvements to quality and style at Leoville Poyferre. In addition to its grand vin, the estate produces a second wine called Moulin Riche.

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