2015 Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré St. Julien

We were in the mood to try something different from the big bold Cabs of Napa Valley.  We came across this nice French Bordeaux that had a 91 point rating and came from the St. Julien area that is known for very good Bordeauxs.  All reviews said to hold and drink in 2020 but for $28 dollars at Vintage Wines, it was worth a try to open now.

Popped the cork, let it air for 2 hours and boy, what a surprise! Jammy boutique of red cherries and raspberries with that lovely flavor of vanilla that just gives you fruit explosion on the palate.  The tannins and acidity were perfectly balanced.  This wine came from young vines but you don’t get that young taste.  If you come across this wine, BUY IT, you won’t be disappointed.  In fact buy a few bottles and let them sleep for a few years and you will have a blockbuster wine to enjoy! Give this 4 glasses.  

What’s the last good Bordeaux you have raved about?

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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