2001 Ch. Léoville-Poyferré, St Julien

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This has a ripe, creamy bouquet with a lot of well-subsumed new oak matched by clean, plum- and blackberry-scented fruit interlaced with cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, and there's good structure, with notes of blackberry and cedar. Christmas Cheer, Country Life, 23 November 2011 Ch Leoville Poyferré, a 2nd Classified Growth property, has been in the Cuvelier family since 1921 and under the recent stewardship of Didier Cuvelier it has scaled new heights, often rivalling the very best in its category and emerging from the shadow of its two illustrious Leoville neighbours,