Chateau Leoville Poyferre- January 18, 2019
Wine lovers and aficionados, around Washington DC, gathered for a treat at the French Embassy on Friday, January 18. Uncorked Greeks got the call from fellow wine lover, and wine blogger extraordinaire, Panos Kakaviatos; a call we could not resist, naturally. We experienced a five course French dinner, at the Embassy's lovely restaurant, Cafe Descartes. One wine from one winery, with the depth of 15 vintages was presented; Chateau Leoville Poyferre from the commune of Saint Julien in Bordeaux. Panos was joined by Sara Cuvelier, whose family owns the estate and had just flown in from France, for this occasion.
It's not everyday that we can experience the depth of power, concentration and longevity of a Classified Bordeaux growth, let alone 15 vintages of it. We tasted present vintages (2014-15), as well as older ones as far back as 1990. Of course, the powerful vintages of 2000, 2005 and 2010 were all present. In between we had some unexpected gems such as 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008; not to be outdone the perfect scoring 2009 was there as well!
We were truly honored to be part of such an exclusive event; a reminder that fine wine enjoyment transcends borders, takes you on a journey and is appreciated the most, among fellow wine lovers.