Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Léoville Poyferré, SAINT-JULIEN, 2ème Grand Cru Classé

$122 ex. GST
$140.30 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $155.37

Last Year EP $184.00-

Leoville Poyferre has established itself as a contender for the leading wine in St Julien. The Cuvelier regime keeps turning out blockbusters worthy of First Growth status. This is one of the smartest wines of the Medoc.
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot 

Brilliant Poyferré, deep ruby colour, setting the scene for ink, campfire, espresso, mint, cassis and damson. Concentrated but with a delicious balance, this feels effortless and is truly a wine for Bordeaux lovers to seek out. 80% new oak, 52hl/h yields, biggest since 2004, with more 1st wine than usual because the old Cabernet Sauvignon plots gave quality and quantity (after three low quantity years). 98 Jane Anson

The 2023 Léoville-Poyferré  has an intense bouquet with black cherries and iodine, becoming more floral with aeration. The palate opens with a medium body and pliant tannins, fleshy and ripe, dovetailing into a dense and multi-tiered mid-palate. Typical Poyferré in style, blood orange and light graphite notes are embroidered into the ripe black fruit, and there is noticeable glycerol on the finish. It is perhaps the most opulent of the three Léovilles, and yet it arrives with a modest 13.1% alcohol. This is a contender for the best Saint-Julien in show. 95-97 Neal Martin

This is already very pretty and polished with plenty of currant and plum character. Medium- to full-bodied with creamy, round tannins and a juicy finish. Caressing. Very refined. 95-96 James Suckling

The 2023 Léoville-Poyferré is positively stellar. Medium in body, vibrant and beautifully persistent, the 2023 is all class. It also signals a shift away from the richer (but equally successful) style favoured here in the recent past, now moving toward an approach that favours more vibrancy. Dark red-toned fruit, blood orange, spice, mocha and cedar infuse the 2023 with notable freshness and verve. The new Léoville-Poyferré is quite the stunner. 2028-2063 95-97 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

Aromas of cassis, plums, pencil shavings and toasty new oak introduce the 2023 Léoville Poyferré, a medium to full-bodied, rich wine with a deep core of succulent fruit framed by sweet, generously extracted tannins. As usual, it's the creamiest, most "modern"-styled of the three Léovilles. 93-95 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

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