2008 Chateau Leoville-Poyferre

2008 Chateau Leoville-Poyferre

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
  • Style: Vibrant and Intense
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Saint Julien
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ABOUT THE WINE
The history of the Leoville estates can be traced back to 1638, when all three Leoville properties were one. After the French Revolution, the estate was split into the Leovilles Barton, Poyferre and Las Cases. Purchased in the early 1900s by the Cuvelier family, Leoville-Poyferre lagged behind the other Leoville properties in terms of quality and renown, until 1979, when Didier Cuvelier took over management of the property. Extensive modernisation and replanting followed, culminating in the hiring of Michel Rolland in 1994. This program of improvement continues, and Leoville-Poyferre is currently one of the most impressive and exciting properties in Saint-Julien.

TASTING NOTES
Bright blackberry and raspberry aromas; excellent purity of fruit, with dense cassis, vanilla, violets and black cherry. Liquorice, smoke and cedar intertwine on the finish, with firm yet silken tannins and an endearing freshness. Drinking beautifully from 2016, with sufficient fruit and structure to last into the 2030s.

FOOD PAIRING
Complex beef or lamb stews; would pair well with earthy, tomato-based sauces.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
Probably the finest wine to come out of this challenging vintage, unsurprisingly, since Leoville-Poyferre tends to suit vintages in which the harvest comes late in the season.

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