Leoville Poyferre Half 2016
St-Julien Second Growth Château Léoville Poyferré has had a remarkable run of form since the year 2000 and the 2016 is utterly sublime. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, it is rich, bold and full-bodied, with classical notes of crème de cassis, black cherry, spring flowers and graphite. Though firmly structured and a long way off being ready to drink, the overall balance is superb, with perfectly ripe tannins and wonderfully vibrant acidity.
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