Ch. Léoville Poyferré, St.-Julien

Ch. Léoville Poyferré, St.-Julien - 2017

Item # 13784 750mL
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
St.-Julien
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Tasting Notes

Located in the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation, the vineyards are composed of various types of gravel above a sand and clay subsoil. A dry winter was marked by a spring frost and a warm and pleasant summer. The final wine turned out exquisite aromatics and great structure.


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