Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)

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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
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James Suckling
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Decanter
SKU
POYF202110 UCAU
$225.01 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$225.01 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
A classic St. Julien masterfully crafter. The nose is fragrant, showing aromas of violets, cassis, crush stone, blackcurrants and ripe plums, followed by some baking spice. The palate is rich, smooth and inviting. There's a beautiful balance between impressive tannins and lively acids, leaving a generous vibrant mouthfeel. 18-20 months aged in 80% new oak, the wine shows great class alongside power. Very harmonious and wonderful expression of the appellation.
A classic St. Julien masterfully crafter. The nose is fragrant, showing aromas of violets, cassis, crush stone, blackcurrants and ripe plums, followed by some baking spice. The palate is rich, smooth and inviting. There's a beautiful balance between impressive tannins and lively acids, leaving a generous vibrant mouthfeel. 18-20 months aged in 80% new oak, the wine shows great class alongside power. Very harmonious and wonderful expression of the appellation.

Scores & Reviews

94+ / 100

Robert Parker

The 2021 Léoville Poyferré shows considerable promise, wafting from the glass with aromas of sweet berries and plums mingled with spices, licorice and petals, framed by a deft touch of creamy new oak. Medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy, it's a polished, charming wine with a pretty core of fruit, lively acids and ripe, powdery tannins, concluding with a penetrating finish. It's a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

17+ / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. Cask sample. Deep, bright colour. Attractive nose with dark-fruit and floral notes and a creamy edge. Rich and round on attack with ample substance and a juiciness to the fruit. Tannins plentiful but fine and integrated. Grip and persistence on the finish. Clear potential. (JL)

96 / 100

James Suckling

This is very typical for St.-Julien with violets, berries, blackcurrants and crushed stone. Medium to full body with very fine tannins that run the length of the wine. Powdery tannins and a rich finish. Velvety texture. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 9% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot.

95 / 100

Decanter

Beautifully fragranced on the nose - floral-edged ripe bramble fruits. Nicely detailed and presents, despite a clear youthful tannic structure this has layers of flavour with ripe and sweet fruit nuances balanced by a mineral grip, salty touches and cool fresh mint leaf notes. It's more of a contemplative wine, needing a few minutes and several tastes for the flavours to expand in the mouth, gaining in density yet keeping a lightness of touch and refinement. Such finesse going on here. The austerity is balanced with the ripe fruits so you're getting so many elements at play at once. This is complex and sensuous, you have the precise defined and well-worked fruit, so clear with poise, then the tannic strength though fine texture and a long, lifted finish. This has real class, and such estate signature with dark sweet liquorice touches at the end too. Really very captivating and a success. 5% Petit Verdot completes the blend. Julien Viaud consultant. Tasted twice. 3.84pH. Ageing 18 to 20 months in oak barrels, 80% new, 20% one year.