Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

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R 28 450
Lot 16
Léoville Poyferré; Saint-Julien; 2000; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 18 000 - 24 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 28 450
Location
Item in Wine Storage

About this Item

Saint-Julien, 2000
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
The estate of Léoville Poyferré dates back to 1638 when it was the largest domain in the Médoc. The estate’s vineyard practices were well ahead of their time, and are in fact still widely used today. Léoville Poyferré was recognized as a Second Classified Growth in 1855 and has always been one of the most prestigious estates of this terroir.

Critics Ratings

‘The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savoury, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years.’ - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 97/100 (Jun 2010)

‘A sensuous, ripe, harmonious bouquet soars seductively from the glass; red-berried fruit, leather, scorched earth, orange peel and a touch of marmalade. Very good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, lovely focus and purity, seamless texture, cedar and smoke laced black fruits with a touch of graphite towards the finish. This 2000 just does not put a foot wrong.’ - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 95/100 (Mar 2010)

'Pure and focused, with some still-primal blueberry reduction and plum sauce flavors at first, moving to hints of black currant and fig paste. As this moves along, it shows more development, picking up bay leaf, smoldering cigar and warm ganache notes through the finish. Rich and long, and just starting to hit its stride. Drink now through 2028. 20,000 cases made.’ - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 95/100 (Dec 2015)

Provenance

Private Client


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