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2005 Leoville Poyferre 750ml
2005 Leoville Poyferre
France - Bordeaux - St Julien / Second Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2005 Leoville Poyferre
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 138

($100-$135) Saturated ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black cherry, currant and coffee. Sweet, silky and full, but with lovely ripe acidity to frame the dense black fruit, mocha and mineral flavors. Showing a glossy aspect to its fruit that is exhilarating, even if this deep, fairly tannic wine is a bit sullen at present, despite showing excellent back-end breadth. This is a full 13.5% alcohol; the petit verdot component reached 14.5% potential alcohol in 2005, said Cuvelier, who describes 2005 as "a year of sun but not surmaturite

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WA
93

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 176

Although I still prefer the 2003, the 2005 Leoville Poyferre is a gorgeously opulent, approachable wine that is far less massive and austere than its two siblings. The most seductive, approachable, and charming of the three Leovilles, it exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of mocha, black chocolate, creme de cassis, licorice, and toasty oak. Full-bodied with gorgeous upfront fruit in addition to impressive levels of melted, well-integrated tannin, it should be at its finest between 2015-2035.

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WS
92

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Dark ruby red in color, with aromas of currant, blackberry, toasty oak and light cappuccino. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a beautiful, caressing aftertaste. Touches every part of the palate. Outstanding, but slightly disappointing after such a great showing from barrel.

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Community Reviews

89

NC Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 02/27/2011 Drink Dates: 2015-2020

This bottle was very "weak."

Brown Steven Trust Rating: 78 Tasted On: 06/28/2010

2 x 12 in wood cases

93

Brad Coelho Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 06/18/2008 Drink Dates: 04/01/2008 Site Blog: Unidentified Appellation

I?ll always be a bit letdown by Poyferre, and it isn'tnecessarily fair to the Chateau for me to feel that way. While their ?04 and ?05 are outstanding wines, ever since I tasted the other-worldly 2003, I just can'thelp but compare all their subsequent wines to that almost unachievable gold standard. Hints of mushroom, pencil lead and deep blackberry liqueur are found in this chewy, rich and well constructed ?05 that is priced at a nearly prohibitive level for it?s outstanding, but not exemplary quality (the ?04 is definitely the better deal, and I scored them both the same),

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95

Emily A Tasted On: 06/30/2006

Loads of blackberry, licorice and toasted oak on the nose. Full-bodied, with lots of focused and clean ripe fruit character. Balanced and refined. Another 2003? Maybe even better? Score range: 95-100

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