97 Points - Antonio Galloni - “The 2015 Léoville-Poyferré is spectacular. Inky, dense and explosive, the 2015 possesses off the chart richness, with soft contours, no hard edges and exceptional balance. All the elements are simply fused together. inky blue/purplish fruit, chocolate, new leather, blueberry jam, exotic spice and violet notes are all beautifully delineated throughout. Fresh, vibrant and totally sexy, Léoville-Poyferré is one of the wines of the vintage. Don't miss it! Tasted two times.
97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck - “The 2015 Leoville Poyferre is cut from the same cloth as the 2016, yet is more sexy, rounded and opulent. Notes of cassis, licorice, crushed rocks, lead pencil shavings and graphite all emerge from this unctuous, ripe, pedal-to-the-metal beauty that's absolutely loaded with fruit and texture. Reminding me of the 2003, yet only fresher, don't miss this beauty. It should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 3-4 decades.
96 Points - James Suckling - “A rich and intense red with blackberries, tar and spices. Black tea and blueberries. Full-bodied, very layered and multi-dimensional. Very long and flavorful. Such great texture. A dynamic and superb red. Drink in 2023.
Château Léoville-Poyferré is located in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux, located on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary, in between Margaux and Pauillac. It was originally part of the much larger Léoville estate before it was broken down and sold off after the French Revolution. The Château has been owned by the Cuvelier family since 1921 and was taken over in the 1970s by Didier Cuvelier. It was only after this when the reputation of the really took off and the quality of wines produced improved dramatically. Since 1995 oenologist Michel Rolland has assisted Didier and this team have simply gone from strength to strength, producing the stunning wines we see and taste today. The vineyards at Château Léoville-Poyferré are planted with classic Bordeaux grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand.
Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.
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