Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré 2014, A.C. St Julien (Three Bottle Case)
Despite the Rothschild collection encompassing Châteaux on both banks of Bordeaux, there’s no representation from St Julien; hence our listing of this wonderful wine. Léoville Poyferré has been owned by the Cuvelier family since 1921, yet it was not until the 1970s, when Didier Cuvelier took control at the château, that quality began to improve. In the last 20 years, Didier, with the assistance of Michel Rolland since 1995, has turned Léoville-Poyferré into one of the regions finest estates. This vintage of Pavillon, the second wine of the estate, is on fire at the moment and showing brilliantly.
Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré 2014 exudes elegance and class. There’s a touch of development to the colour which hints at a medium ruby with a dusty brick rim. The nose, after a good hour in the decanter, displays classic St Julien notes; blackberry, cedar, graphite, truffle and smoky minerality. The 2014 vintage is confident, but not excessive or exuberant, it has pedigree and class in abundance. Silky and elegant on the palate with nicely weighted acidity and soft supple tannin. After the fruit gently falls away the finish reveals notes of truffle and toast. Decant for an hour and enjoy with roast lamb.
One hour before serving
3 x 75cl
Ch. Leoville Poyferre
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