2000 Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2nd Growth St. Julien (3 x Magnum)

France Bordeaux St Julien

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.

2000 Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2nd Growth St. Julien (3 x Magnum)

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.

France Bordeaux St Julien
Producer Chateau Leoville Poyferre
Sub-Region St Julien
Region Bordeaux
Country France
Grape Variety Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 2000
Colour Red

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Vinous

Good full medium ruby. Superripe, exotic aromas of crystallized red and black fruits, prune, minerals and vanillin oak. Sweet, fat and ripe, with enough acidity for balance but less complexity today than the 01 displays. Chewy tannins seem less fine than those of the 2001. This has plenty of size and material but comes across as less harmonious today.

89-92 Points

By Stephen Tanzer / December 2014

Vinous

The 2000 Léoville Poyferré is a vintage that I have not tasted for some time. It has a sense of warmth – coziness, even – on the nose, which offers red brambly fruit, kirsch, ash and fireside hearth aromas. The palate is smooth on the entry, supple and rounded, and more mature than expected, showing overt secondary notes of sage, thyme and spice. Moderate in length and with satisfying freshness, this Poyferré may well be à point at 19 years of age and does not quite reach the heights that I imagined. Tasted at the château.

92 Points / Drinking 2019 - 2030

By Neal Martin / December 2019

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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.

97 Points / Drinking 2010 - 2035

By Robert M. Parker, Jr. / June 2010