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 :
The 2013 Léoville-Poyferre has a lovely nose with simple blackcurrant and wild strawberry fruit, maintaining Didier Cuvelier's more opulent style while retaining delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with gently grippy tannin, good acidity and structure, not complex but with a very impressive blackberry and cassis finish that lingers in the mouth. Chapeau Monsieur Cuvelier - one of the best Saint Juliens this vintage.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU LEOVILLE POYFERRE 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE|
|Classification||2e cru classe|
|Producer||Château Léoville Poyferré|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 17
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 89-92
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc