Due to a division of the large Léoville estate, Château Léoville- Poyferré was created in 1840 and included as a second growth in the famous 1855 Classification. In 1920, the Cuvelier family purchased the estate and Didier Cuvelier has been in charge since 1979.Major investments were made thereafter to bring out the best in the vineyards, and the cellars were also renovated. In 1994, noted consulting oenologist Michel Rolland began to offer his precious winemaking advice. The final blend is made after many careful tastings. Château Léoville-Poyferré is aged in oak barrels, 75% of which are new every year. It is an extremely well-balanced wine with a great deal of finesse and excellent ageing potential.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc|
|Revue du Vin de France||18,5|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU LEOVILLE POYFERRE 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE|
|Classification||2e cru classe|
|Producer||Château Léoville Poyferré|
- R. Gabriel : 19
- J. Robinson : 18,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 93
- Country : France
- Decanter : 18.5
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc