Chateau Leoville Poyferre - AOP St Julien - 2002 - 1500 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“One of the stars of the vintage, this 2002 reveals a saturated to the rim purple color as well as a big, sweet, provocative nose of earth, licorice, creme de cassis, and toasty new oak. It possesses medium to full body, great purity, tangy underlying acidity, and an impressively long, 40-second finish. This top-flight St.-Julien should hit its prime in 5-8 years, and last for over two decades. Bravo!” Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Between Margaux and Pauillac on the left bank of the Gironde Estuary, Saint-Julien is a small appellation of 920 hectares.
As far as the eye can see, the land is covered with pebbles that naturally regulate soil temperature. Gravel, sand and clay are the other components of this geological alchemy, the result of sedimentary deposits by the Garonne in the Quaternary period. The vineyards of the appellation stretch over gravelly ridges that have been finely chiseled by erosion and designed to promote excellent drainage. Man could not have done better.
The vineyard of Château Léoville Poyferré sits on gravely, well drained soils that create a balanced environment for the vines. Soil analysis is the basis for vineyard practices, which are adapted to the condition of the vineyard (tillage, earthing up…).
Château LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ is elegant, finely balanced and complex with intense color, velvety texture and excellent aging potential.
From: France, Bordeaux, Saint-Julien
Production: 208,000 bottles
Grapes variety: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot