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2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

SKU #1009132 97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Absolutely knockout stuff, the 2000 Léoville Poyferré is a sexy, layered, totally irresistible Bordeaux that’s firing on all cylinders today. Sporting a deep ruby/purple color and blockbuster notes of blackcurrants, lead pencil shavings, cedar and tobacco, this concentrated, powerful 2000 has a rounded, opulent texture, sweet tannin, and a huge finish. It’s a quintessential Poyferré and my only regret is I didn’t buy more. It’s going to keep for another two decades. Inner quote mark (2/2018)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years. Drink through 2035. (RP) Inner quote mark (6/2010)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Pure and focused, with some still-primal blueberry reduction and plum sauce flavors at first, moving to hints of black currant and fig paste. As this moves along, it shows more development, picking up bay, smoldering cigar and warm ganache notes through the finish. Rich and long, and just starting to hit its stride. (JM, Web Only-2016) Inner quote mark

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This has spices, meat, dark and ripe fruits, and a light sultana character. Full-bodied, tight and firm with a beautiful freshness and great length with notes of licorice and citrus skin. Fascinating stuff. Leave this alone for at least a couple of years. Should be better after 2012. Inner quote mark (4/2012)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Intensely sweet and distinctive nose. Intense ripeness but still fresh black fruit. Wonderful balance of dense fruit, rich, aromatic mid palate. Already very complex but a lot more to come. Compact and now velvety but still some grip there. Seductive and exotic. 18/20 points. (JH) Inner quote mark (5/2009)

K&L Notes

Five stars from critic Michael Broadbent in his book Vintage Wine: "Fragrant fruit and oak, opening up beautifully; medium sweet, soft, lovely fruit, delicious flavour, with a dry slightly bitter finish. (From the mid-19th century to 1929 some of the very best clarets were made at Poyferré which is said to have one of the most perfect vineyard sites in the Médoc. Happily, the past few years have seen a return to that form.)"

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/31/2016 | Send Email
One of the stars of our annual Grand Bordeaux Tasting in Hollywood. Not an easy feat considering it was in the company of the likes of 2012 Mouton Rothschild, and Chateau Margaux! Captivating note of graphite, pencil lead and lacquer/cigar box, along with cocoa, cherries, cassis, and forest floor, and leather. A stunning wine.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/11/2015 | Send Email
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Great vintage-great wine-great price. Cellar it a few more years.
Drink from 2016 to 2025

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