Château Léoville Poyferré Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

$245

One of the stars of the vintage, it will be interesting to see if Poyferre ultimately eclipses Las Cases as the finest of the three Leovilles. The 2009 is even better than the 2000, 2003, and 2005. Its inky/purple color precedes a wine filled with extraordinary opulence, voluptuous texture, and sweet tannin. It offers both intellectual and hedonistic pleasure with layer upon layer of ripe fruit...the blend is more than two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot...This is a wine to purchase by the case-load. It should drink well for 30-45 years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Martin G Rivard Delectable Pro

Parker rated 100 & I agree. It's right up his alley. Big, lush with a richness that I haven't seen in other vintages. A fabulous nose and extraordinarily long finish. Minute++. The only reason that I did not give it a 10 is its youth. It will definitely evolve over the next 10 years. I am so happy to have uncorked this now to see where it is in its evolution. Stunning., simply stunning.

Parker rated 100 & I agree. It's right up his alley. Big, lush with a richness that I haven't seen in other vintages. A fabulous nose and extraordinarily long finish. Minute++. The only reason that I did not give it a 10 is its youth. It will definitely evolve over the next 10 years. I am so happy to have uncorked this now to see where it is in its evolution. Stunning., simply stunning.

9.8

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

a ridiculous amount of layers that go on forever!

a ridiculous amount of layers that go on forever!

10

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Tasting 2009 clarets with tasting group last night. No one guessed claret for any of them. Very little fruit in any, rustic, on the boozy side. This was my favorite. V. dark, smoke, forest floor, garrigue. Opened with air.

Tasting 2009 clarets with tasting group last night. No one guessed claret for any of them. Very little fruit in any, rustic, on the boozy side. This was my favorite. V. dark, smoke, forest floor, garrigue. Opened with air.

9.0

GaYoung Kim Delectable Pro

Graileys Fine Wines. Sommelier. Broker

Too young. Can't wait to give it a go after more time in bottle

Too young. Can't wait to give it a go after more time in bottle

9.2

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

Been 2.5 years since I last tasted and was BLOWN AWAY by its multitude of offerings ~ this BEHEMOTH is harder to discern now ~ it delivers a BIG blow but with blinders on ~ and after 4 hours it shuts down ~ hold off pulling corks for a while! Note: tasted 3 bottles all showing like this

Been 2.5 years since I last tasted and was BLOWN AWAY by its multitude of offerings ~ this BEHEMOTH is harder to discern now ~ it delivers a BIG blow but with blinders on ~ and after 4 hours it shuts down ~ hold off pulling corks for a while! Note: tasted 3 bottles all showing like this

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Jordan Franceschini

If you like big huge dark extracted CA wine you will very much like this Frenchie.

If you like big huge dark extracted CA wine you will very much like this Frenchie.

9.2

John A

Wow. So many layers and still a baby. Will be sitting on the remaining bottles.

Wow. So many layers and still a baby. Will be sitting on the remaining bottles.

9.5

Eric Casias

Wow. This guy is singing. Happy bday Yong!

Wow. This guy is singing. Happy bday Yong!

9.4

Christophe Aebi

Love this wine, smooth and long, great St Julien in a stellar vintage.

Love this wine, smooth and long, great St Julien in a stellar vintage.

9.3

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.