2016 Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Saint-Julien (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2016 Chateau Leoville Poyferre
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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Julien
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 98WS, 97WA, 97V, 96JS

This is a FUTURES item. 2016 futures will begin arriving in 2019. 3 bottles available.
$91.48
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The deep well of gorgeous cassis, blueberry paste and blackberry puree flavors will carry this for the long haul. Shows a terrific graphite underpinning and a flash of cold charcoal. This is a big one.

95-98 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (2017)

The 2016 Leoville-Poyferre is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Didier Cuvelier told me that color leeched out naturally and he conducted an 8 day pre-fermentation maceration. Matured in 80% new oak with some malolactic in barrel, it has a typical bouquet for this estate with opulent but neatly controlled, billowing scents of black cherries, black plum, crème de cassis and violets. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine tannin, a killer line of acidity and perhaps one of the most harmonious Poyferré that I have encountered at this juncture. It just glides across the mouth and slips down the throat with consummate ease. Superb.

95-97 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)

A huge, soaring wine, the 2016 Léoville-Poyferré is powerful, vivid and captivating. Vertical tannins and massive concentration belie the wine's 13.6% alcohol. The more virile, brooding side of Saint-Julien comes through in this decidedly potent wine. In 2016, many Saint-Juliens possess incredible richness and voluptuousness. Léoville-Poyferré is arguably the most tannic and brooding of the wines of the appellation. I suspect the 2016 will take many years to be at its very best. A rush of dark fruit, leather, smoke, tobacco and chocolate add the final shades of nuance.

94-97 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2017)

The buildup on the palate is impressive with blackberry and blueberry character. Plenty of currants, too. Full-bodied, linear and tight. Racy tannins and a long finish. Shows tension, depth, real raciness and pure finesse. A combination of the best from both 2009 and 2010.

95-96 points, James Suckling (Apr 2017)