Chateau Leoville-Poyferre 2001 'Pavillon des Connetables', Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France
Château Leoville-Poyferré 2001 'Pavillon des Connétables', Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France
Second Grand Cru Classé in 1855 : Château Léoville Poyferré, established in 1840 when Baron Jean-Marie de Poyferré added his name to Léoville. This wine is made from the grapes of 15 year-old vines in the vineyard at Château Léoville-Poyferré.
Farming: Sustainable, HVE3
Variety: Predominately Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Terroir: Maritime climate, younger vines (15 years old) on terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil in the Leoville Poyferré vineyards.
Tasting Note: A sensuous cherry-flavored nose. Balanced. Medium bodied with tarry black fruits. Quite smooth. This is a beautiful Claret of great purity, that’s ageing very well. Lovely blackcurrant fruit nose with minerally, spicy depth. The palate has good structure and presence under the generous, pure, sweet fruit.
Scores: 90+ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Sweet notions of plums, black currants, caramel, and spicy oak are provocative and alluring. Subtle but substantial, layered, and textured, with medium body as well as sexy, up-front flavors, low acidity, and ripe tannin, this beauty is among the most evolved and flamboyant of the appellation. Nevertheless, it should age well.