The 2015 Leoville-Poyferre is richly coloured, deep and sombre. The nose of this Saint-Julien offers luscious fruit, though precise and refined at once. in the mouth, the wine is intense, with juicy ripe fruit flavours that confirm what was revealed on the nose. The tannin structure is creamy, suave, and drawn-out. The wine offers immense elegance and character. Certainly, 2015 will be known as one of the most successful years of the Chateau.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Léoville Poyferré is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc that was harvested between 24 September and 10 October. The IPT comes in at 80 with a pH 3.69. It has a typical Léoville-Poyferré bouquet at this stage: quite bullish and forthright, packed full of dense black cherries, red plum and cassis, the 85% new oak pronounced, but will be subsumed with bottle age. The palate is full-bodied with mouth-coating tannin: layers of graphite-infused black fruit, cedar and mint, almost Pauillac-like in personality with a sustained graphite finish. This is a sophisticated Saint Julien built for long-term ageing, perhaps less flamboyant than recent vintages, but the terroir shows through. Expect it to land at the top of my banded score, possibly higher.
|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 : 16.5++
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 92-95
- Country : France
- Decanter : 95
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc