Château Leoville Poyferre 2006

Bordeaux
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£51.75 per bottle
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One of my favourite wines from the vintage and still a class act. The palate is brooding and dense with blackberry, cassis and cedarwood with grippy tannins holding everything together. Irresistible now but will reward further cellaring.

Taste & Aroma

Score:94

One of my favourite wines from the vintage and still a class act. The palate is brooding and dense with blackberry, cassis and cedarwood with grippy tannins holding everything together. Irresistible now but will reward further cellaring.

Stuart McCloskey

Producer

Château Léoville-Poyferré is located in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux, located on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary, in between Margaux and Pauillac. It was originally part of the much larger Léoville estate before it was broken down and sold off after the French Revolution. The Château has been owned by the Cuvelier family since 1921 and was taken over in the 1970s by Didier Cuvelier. It was only after this when the reputation of the really took off and the quality if wines produced improved dramatically. Since 1995 oenologist Michel Rolland has assisted Didier and this team have simply gone from strength to strength, producing the stunning wines we see and taste today. The vineyards at Château Léoville-Poyferré are planted with classic Bordeaux grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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