A bit closed on the nose though showing some cigar. Not quite ready on the palate, with some tannin to lose, though these are good and have a nice texture. This vintage of Léoville-Poyferré finishes a bit short for an $80 bottle of wine. Drink 2012–18. Blending proportions are unknown. More wine writing by Stuart can be found on his blog, Worcester Sauce.

WHO: Château Léoville-Poyferré
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
WHERE: St-Julien AOC – Médoc, France
WHEN: 2001
HOW MUCH: $80

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