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Château Léoville Poyferré St.-Julien 2018

$104

Waves of warmed cassis, mocha and warm tar aromas lead the way, while the core of macerated plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit waits its turn, showing admirable breadth and depth when it arrives, with roasted apple wood, bramble and cast iron buried deeply through the finish. This is a powerfully rendered wine with a cashmere scarf as accent. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2040. 15,000 cases made.

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BT This is brimming with plum, blackberry and blueberry reduction flavors, backed by grippy, energetic bramble, licorice and apple wood notes. Chockablock with stuff but defined and balanced. A no-brainer for the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Score Range: 95-98 —JM

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

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Summary

Primary Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, native to Bordeaux, has thick blue skins, giving the resulting wines plentiful tannins and phenolics and making them particularly ageworthy. Over the past 50 years, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread to all of the New World's major winegrowing regions, and it remains one of France's most important grapes.

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Other Grapes

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

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$104

Château Léoville Poyferré St.-Julien 2018

Waves of warmed cassis, mocha and warm tar aromas lead the way, while the core of macerated plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit waits its turn, showing admirable breadth and depth when it arrives, with roasted apple wood, bramble and cast iron buried deeply through the finish. This is a powerfully rendered wine with a cashmere scarf as accent. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2040. 15,000 cases made.

See all reviews of this wine (1)

BT This is brimming with plum, blackberry and blueberry reduction flavors, backed by grippy, energetic bramble, licorice and apple wood notes. Chockablock with stuff but defined and balanced. A no-brainer for the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Score Range: 95-98 —JM

Details

Summary

Primary Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, native to Bordeaux, has thick blue skins, giving the resulting wines plentiful tannins and phenolics and making them particularly ageworthy. Over the past 50 years, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread to all of the New World's major winegrowing regions, and it remains one of France's most important grapes.

Read More

Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

Other Grapes

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Other Grapes

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Region

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