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Leoville Poyferre 2007

Dark rubied with a tight rim. The first nose is ripe cassis, mocha notes, cardamom, black tea, herbs, tobacco, menthol and liquorice. The polished palate reflects the nose and is juicy, confident, packed with energy and intensity to its cassis, graphite and fresh herb flavours. Lifted acidity in the finish adds to the interest—Full-bodied; long finish; relatively straightforward for the class.

93 points Wine Enthusiast

A powerful, extracted wine, very concentrated. The tannins are dense, giving a sense of tight texture, while underneath the ripe fruits are pulsing with fresh acidity as well as sweet berry flavors. (RV) (4/2010)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Leoville-Poyferre has a tightly wound bouquet at first, although it unfurls to reveal attractive cedar and undergrowth-tinged black fruit, dried blood and cured meat aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy texture, a fine thread of acidity and a grippy, almost Pauillac-like, graphite finish that lends body and focus. This showing at ten years suggests that, after differing performances in its youth, this Saint Julien has settled into a groove; in fact, I envisage it maturing with style over the next 15-20 years. (NM) (6/2017)


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