The wine opens with espresso, boysenberry and earthy aromas. This leads to a lively, fresh, soft textured, medium bodied Margaux wine. Better than previous vintages, (and the 2010 is even better) with a firm commitment to producing the best wines possible from their terroir, you can expect good things in the future from Labegorce, which fortunately for consumers, remains a well priced Margaux wine.
A model of elegance and symmetry, this 2004 d’Issan possesses a dark ruby/purple color as well as floral, raspberry, cherry, and blueberry aromas interwoven with notions of licorice and toasty oak. Beautiful ripeness, medium body, and a delicate integration of tannin and wood result in a pure Margaux
Unsmoked cigar tobacco intermixed with plums, red and black currants presented in an evolved style characterize this dark plum/garnet-colored effort. Medium-bodied, delicious and evolved, it is best consumed over the next 10-12 years.
Wine garnet-red color. Soft and full taste of the wine shows a pleasant acidity and well-balanced silky texture. The aroma of wine combines delicate shades of currants, cherries and plums, gentle tone of sweet spice and leather. Wine is served to the game and poultry, is well suited to red meat and grilled meat, it is recommended in combination with cheese.
The 2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a rich, generous, and luscious wine. Solid and voluptuously built around ripe and dense tannins, it is fruity and fresh, with a perfect acidity. Its finale is unending and sensual.
A VERY GOOD YEAR The 2006 vintage is the fruit of a very contrasted climate. During that year, the environmental conditions were changing in a very unusual manner, passing from one extreme to another, throughout the entire year right up until the end of the grape harvest. Fortunately, within this strange context, spring and summer were both, in general, hot and dry. One hundred seasonal workers, ladouring day after day for three full months (early laef-thinning at the end of June, a green harvest and then a secondary leaf-thinning), allowed wine-maker to wait patiently for the absolute peak of each variety of grape on every parcel of the vineyard.
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.