2008 Leoville Poyferre
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Dark crimson. Very nice balance and integration. Not big but beautifully sculpted and balanced. Pretty dry on the end. Just a bit crude. Harks back to the 2010 a bit.Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94One of the finest over-achieving efforts in this vintage as well as a 'best buyƒ?_ for a top-flight St.-Julien, this 2008 is an irresistible success. It reveals an opaque ruby/purple color, lots of unctuosity and a boatload of sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with notions of licorice, smoke and oak. Full-bodied, remarkably concentrated and stunningly pure and textured, this sensational wine is already drinking well, and will be even better with 2-3 years of cellaring. It should last for 20-25 years. Bravo!Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Red-ruby. Aromas of mulberry, redcurrant, mocha, sassafras and spicy oak, with an attractive floral topnote. Juicy, suave and fine-grained, with a repeating floral quality giving the wine lovely inner-mouth perfume. Very sexy oak here. Finishes with firm but suave tannins and excellent dusty persistence.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: July/August 2011
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Very direct, with black currant and fig paste jumping out and driving all the way through the lightly muscular finish, where extra iron, espresso and charcoal notes fill in. An iron edge lingers. This needs a little time.Author: James Molesworth
Self | Rating: 94Author: pjphilly
Self | Rating: 92silky, masculine, dark fruit. smooth tanninsAuthor: johnswu
Self | Rating: 89Very closed wine, difficult to judge but not to my taste (as so many wines in this vinatge; see my entrey on Leoville Las cases for details)Author: Ilya S
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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 401 bottles owned
- 67 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 67 collectors)