2005 Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2nd Growth St. Julien, (1 x Magnum)

France Bordeaux St Julien

Léoville Poyferré’s dense ruby/purple 2005 is soft, round and juicy, with lots of blackcurrant fruit, plum and Asian spice. It is medium to full-bodied and, along with Léoville Las Cases and Saint-Pierre, probably one of the best St.-Juliens I tasted in this retrospective. It is surprisingly supple and accessible. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.

2005 Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2nd Growth St. Julien, (1 x Magnum)

Léoville Poyferré’s dense ruby/purple 2005 is soft, round and juicy, with lots of blackcurrant fruit, plum and Asian spice. It is medium to full-bodied and, along with Léoville Las Cases and Saint-Pierre, probably one of the best St.-Juliens I tasted in this retrospective. It is surprisingly supple and accessible. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.

France Bordeaux St Julien
Producer Chateau Leoville Poyferre
Sub-Region St Julien
Region Bordeaux
Country France
Vintage 2005
Colour Red

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Vinous

The 2005 Léoville-Poyferré really needed a number of hours to come together. An old school, powerful Saint-Julien, the 2005 Léoville-Poyferré packs a serious punch. Inky dark red fruit, iron, smoke, cedar, mint and white pepper lend striking aromatic depth. This virile, tannic Saint-Julien is a bruiser, but it is also pretty impressive. Tasting it feels like taking a step back in time.

93 Points / Drinking 2023 - 2045

By Antonio Galloni / April 2021

Vinous

(a blend of 64% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot and 10% petit verdot) Good bright ruby-red. Cool, highly aromatic nose of dark berries, licorice, cedar and flowers. Densely packed, powerful and vibrant, with lovely purity of concentrated dark fruit flavors. This has a solid 3.6 grams per liter of acidity, thanks in part to the petit verdot component. Really saturates the palate on the back end, finishing with big, rich tannins and a hint of minerality.

91-93 Points

By Stephen Tanzer / December 2014

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Léoville Poyferré’s dense ruby/purple 2005 is soft, round and juicy, with lots of blackcurrant fruit, plum and Asian spice. It is medium to full-bodied and, along with Léoville Las Cases and Saint-Pierre, probably one of the best St.-Juliens I tasted in this retrospective. It is surprisingly supple and accessible. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.

93 Points / Drinking 2015 - 2030

By Robert M. Parker, Jr. / June 2015