Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1994 (3L)
Type: Red Wine Volume: 3000ml
Winery: Chateau Leoville Poyferre
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St Julien
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot
Classification: 2nd Growth of 1855 Classification Production:
Alcohol: 12.5% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 1 bottle
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
AG=89-91 Good deep colour. Thoroughly enticing aromas of currants, spice and sweet, sappy oak. Supple and sweet on the palate, with very good density. Ripe and very long on the finish. A forgiving style of Poyferré, and one with terrific fruit and shape.
WA=89 A garnet core with deep brick rim, slightly brighter than the 1993. The nose is very conservative upon the first couple of sniffs, but be patient because it evolves an attractive mulberry scented aromas with touches of bilberry and Satsuma. The palate is medium-bodied, harmonious, firm tannins, rather conservative but with very good weight and far more freshness and vigour that I was expecting. Quite meaty and very savoury towards the rustic finish, it is almost as if it wants to be Figeac! Very fine considering the vintage and far superior to the lamentable 1993. Drink now-2014 Tasted March 2008.