2006 Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Saint-Julien

2006 Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Saint-Julien

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2006 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 'Grand Vin de Leoville', Saint-Julien

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SKU
LEOLAS06
96

96 pts -Robert parker Junior

Not surprisingly, Leoville Las Cases has produced another classic, potentially long-lived wine in 2006. Among the St.-Juliens, it, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Leoville Barton possess the potential for the greatest longevity. Interestingly, when I visited this chateau in January, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon offered me two samples, one where the cork had been pulled immediately prior to tasting, and another that had been decanted four hours earlier. Both were superb, but the wine that had had extended aeration was clearly the finer offering. The opaque purple-hued 2006- only 40% of the crop made it into the final blend- exhibits a personality that mimics the superb 1996. Classic aromas of sweet black raspberries, kirsch, cassis, and subtle toasty oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine displaying moderately high tannin. This cuvee can often resemble a Pauillac wrapped in the St.-Julien appellation, and the 2006 is no exception. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, it will require significant cellaring before consumption. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035+.

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Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Traditional
Country France
Region St. Julien
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2006
Bottle Size 750ml
Wine Points 96
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