2003 Leoville Poyferre 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 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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JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 95

I love the rich and opulent nose to this with flowers, plums and currants. Full and powerful with great freshness and balance. Still a little tight, yet dense and intense. Wonderful wine through and through. Leave it alone for five or six years still. Pull the cork after 2016.

Author: James Suckling
Issue: May 29th, 2012

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 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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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 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.


Rating: 96
Author: Ronn L
Trust Rating: 90
Drink Dates: 2010-2023

Rating: 96
Author: NC
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/11/2015
Drink Dates: 2016-2030
Fabulous as always!

Rating: 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.


Rating: 95
Author: David 429
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/13/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2030
An incredible wine with lots of fruit gorgeous deep red color incredible nose of fresh huge red berries with soft well integrated tannins with a long finish. unbelievable wine. had with 1970 Leoville Poyferre. Great food and great wine makes for a great lunch with good friends.

Average rating: 92, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

10940 bottles owned by 1487 collectors.

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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.

See other similar producers: Chateau Cos D'Estournel, Chateau Clerc-Milon, Chateau Lagrange

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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