Château Léoville-Poyferré

About Chateau Léoville-Poyferré

Chateau Léoville-Poyferré has emerged as perhaps the second most important St. Julien estate behind Léoville las Cases.   The property can trace its history all the way back to 1638, but that history is a tortuous path of ownership and name changes as part of what came to be called the "Léoville" estate. The Cuvelier family purchased this Château in 1920, and it remains in their stewardship to this day in the form of Sara Lecompte-Cuvelier, niece of Didier who oversaw some remarkable improvements to the estate during the 1980s and onwards. The team is comprised of some truly masterful oenologists, including the original superstar consultant Michel Rolland - Léoville-Poyferré was in fact only his second-ever consulting role, and he has now been at the property for over 40 years!


The Vineyard and the Winemaking

Léoville-Poyferré has always been and remains different in spirit to its siblings.  Overseeing 60ha estate with some wonderful plots in the 'Grand Clos' bordering Las Cases, the estate is also constituted of plots splitting up over much of St-Julien, meaning that Poyferré has some of the most varied terroirs in the entire region, and certainly the most diverse of the incredible triumvirate.


One of the very first estates in the region to carry out malolactic fermentation in oak barrels, this has always been a forward-thinking and innovative producer. Today, optical sorting tables are used in the advanced winery where vinification occurs on fruit from very low-yielding plots - 35hl/ha compared to the Bordeaux average of 45hl/ha.


A higher proportion of Merlot in the blend (and in the vineyard) than is typical for St-Julien yields results only to be expected stylistically. The wine is rounded, rich and generous; however, as Cabernet Sauvignon still dominates, Léoville Poyferré retains the stunning freshness, acidity and structure to be expected from the greatest expressions of the appellation.

 

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Leoville Poyferre 2000 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,423.40
2000

Leoville Poyferre 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Superb. Vivid aromas of crushed blackberries and currants, with mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with big velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This will be a wine to remember. Best ever from this estate. Score range: 95-100
As per photos ,1918737 - Non SIB, damaged caps In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,423.40
Leoville Poyferre 2010 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,709.40
2010

Leoville Poyferre 2010 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

Another massive, incredible release from this estate is the 2010 Léoville Poyferré. Based on 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot, its inky purple color is followed by a massive, full-bodied, incredibly concentrated 2010 that has awesome notes of pure crème de cassis, licorice, graphite, and spring flowers. As with the 2009, it has incredible depth of fruit, yet a slightly more focused, classic style, which is very much in the style of the 2010 vintage. With its new oak completely absorbed by its wealth of fruit, perfect balance, and sweet tannin, it’s a sensational, monumental effort to drink over the coming 3-4 decades.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,709.40
Leoville Poyferre 2016 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,283.40
2016

Leoville Poyferre 2016 (12x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Relatively closed right now, as are all the St-Juliens, this takes time to open in the glass but does so to reveal lots of northern Médoc character in the liquorice and brambly fruit puree, with touches of caramel and sweet cassis. It's hewn out of slate boulders with layers of tannin - a lovely construction that's deepened even further during ageing. 2% Cabernet Franc finishes the blend. Matured in 80% new oak. Michel Rolland consults.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,283.40
Leoville Poyferre 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €566.10
2019

Leoville Poyferre 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

The 2019 Château Léoville Poyferré is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend that includes 27% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. It's a classic wine from this address, with a dense purple color as well as a blockbuster nose of blackberries, cassis, chocolate, toasted spices, graphite, and tobacco. This flamboyant, full-bodied, opulent wine has a massive, sexy texture, sweet tannins, and a finish that won't quit. It's better than the 2000, 2003, 2005, 2015, and 2016 and reminds me of the 2009 with its oversized yet balanced, beautiful profile. The alcohol checks in at just over 14%, but it isn't noticeable in the least. Buy this rock star by the case!
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €566.10
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Leoville Poyferre 2000 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,990.00
2000

Leoville Poyferre 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Superb. Vivid aromas of crushed blackberries and currants, with mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with big velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This will be a wine to remember. Best ever from this estate. Score range: 95-100
As per photos ,1918737 - Non SIB, damaged caps In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,990.00
Leoville Poyferre 2010 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,395.00
2010

Leoville Poyferre 2010 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (99)

Another massive, incredible release from this estate is the 2010 Léoville Poyferré. Based on 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot, its inky purple color is followed by a massive, full-bodied, incredibly concentrated 2010 that has awesome notes of pure crème de cassis, licorice, graphite, and spring flowers. As with the 2009, it has incredible depth of fruit, yet a slightly more focused, classic style, which is very much in the style of the 2010 vintage. With its new oak completely absorbed by its wealth of fruit, perfect balance, and sweet tannin, it’s a sensational, monumental effort to drink over the coming 3-4 decades.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 99 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,395.00
Leoville Poyferre 2016 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,040.00
2016

Leoville Poyferre 2016 (12x75cl)

Decanter (98)

Relatively closed right now, as are all the St-Juliens, this takes time to open in the glass but does so to reveal lots of northern Médoc character in the liquorice and brambly fruit puree, with touches of caramel and sweet cassis. It's hewn out of slate boulders with layers of tannin - a lovely construction that's deepened even further during ageing. 2% Cabernet Franc finishes the blend. Matured in 80% new oak. Michel Rolland consults.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,040.00
Leoville Poyferre 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €457.00
2019

Leoville Poyferre 2019 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97-100)

The 2019 Château Léoville Poyferré is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend that includes 27% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. It's a classic wine from this address, with a dense purple color as well as a blockbuster nose of blackberries, cassis, chocolate, toasted spices, graphite, and tobacco. This flamboyant, full-bodied, opulent wine has a massive, sexy texture, sweet tannins, and a finish that won't quit. It's better than the 2000, 2003, 2005, 2015, and 2016 and reminds me of the 2009 with its oversized yet balanced, beautiful profile. The alcohol checks in at just over 14%, but it isn't noticeable in the least. Buy this rock star by the case!
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €457.00

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