CH LEOVILLE POYFERRE - Saint Julien, Bordeaux - France

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Vintage: 2016

CH LEOVILLE POYFERRE - Saint Julien, Bordeaux - France

Second Classified Growth in 1855.
The origin of Léoville goes back to 1638. Following various divisions and successions, Léoville Poyferré was bom in 1840. ln the 1855 classification of Médoc wines, it was endowed with the rank of Second Grand Cru Classé. Located in the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation, the vineyard covers different types of gravel soils, which contribute to the amplitude and complexity of its wines. En 1920, the Cuvelier family acquired Château Léoville Poyferré (58 hectares).

Deep, purplish color. Dense, fresh and complex nose, with subtle notes of ripe fruit and spices, the attack is frank and fleshy, the mid palate is full and creamy. The tannic structure is dense and powerful, the finish is very long and persistent, supported by pleasant empyreumatic notes. Sumptuous fruitiness, unctuosity of 2009, balance and density of 2010… Such are the characteristics of 2016, with remarkable length on the palate, the seduction and elegance of one of the greatest vintages.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

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Country FRANCE Region Bordeaux Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Product Description

Description

Second Classified Growth in 1855. The origin of Léoville goes back to 1638. Following various divisions and successions, Léoville Poyferré was bom in 1840. ln the 1855 classification of Médoc wines, it was endowed with the rank of Second Grand Cru Classé. Located in the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation, the vineyard covers different types of gravel soils, which contribute to the amplitude and complexity of its wines. En 1920, the Cuvelier family acquired Château Léoville Poyferré (58 hectares). Deep, purplish color. Dense, fresh and complex nose, with subtle notes of ripe fruit and spices, the attack is frank and fleshy, the mid palate is full and creamy. The tannic structure is dense and powerful, the finish is very long and persistent, supported by pleasant empyreumatic notes. Sumptuous fruitiness, unctuosity of 2009, balance and density of 2010… Such are the characteristics of 2016, with remarkable length on the palate, the seduction and elegance of one of the greatest vintages. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Serve at 17-18°C with fillet of duck breast and ground pepper sauce, grilled on vine shoots rib steak or with veal chop and morels.
  • Legumes Along with pan-fried potatoes and boletus mushrooms.
  • Dessert This wine will be perfect with game or Foie Gras terrines or with red fruits or dark chocolate based desserts.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 97 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

James Suckling 97 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

"Wow. The power and depth to this wine is super with a full and fleshy palate, yet so tight and integrated with panache and energy. Chewy tannins yet seamless and melted in the wine. Extremely long and beautiful. This needs at least five to six years to resolve the steely tannins that run through this wine. Take a look from 2024. A blend of 61 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 27 per cent merlot, eight per cent merlot and four per cent cabernet franc." - James Suckling, 2019

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2016
Region Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Michel Rolland
Producer Cuvelier family
Average age of vines 25 years
Production method 400,000 bt
Harvest method Manual
Fermentation & maceration Daily pumping-over. Malolactic in new barrels.
Aging 18 -24 months in barrels, with 75% new oak each years.
SKU BO100

Vineyard Info

With origins dating back to 1638, Léoville was the largest vineyard in the Médoc region at the time of the French Revolution. Léoville Poyferré springs from various divisions and successions in 1840. Its outstanding quality wines gained early recognition when it was ranked 2nd Growth in the 1855 classification. Château Léoville Poyferré was acquired in 1920 by the Cuvelier family. The various divisions throughout the history of the estate have split the vineyard of Léoville Poyferré into five large areas. They include all the main types of gravelly soil present in Saint Julien. This diversity contributes to the amplitude and complexity of the Léoville Poyferré wines.

Description

Second Classified Growth in 1855. The origin of Léoville goes back to 1638. Following various divisions and successions, Léoville Poyferré was bom in 1840. ln the 1855 classification of Médoc wines, it was endowed with the rank of Second Grand Cru Classé. Located in the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation, the vineyard covers different types of gravel soils, which contribute to the amplitude and complexity of its wines. En 1920, the Cuvelier family acquired Château Léoville Poyferré (58 hectares). Deep, purplish color. Dense, fresh and complex nose, with subtle notes of ripe fruit and spices, the attack is frank and fleshy, the mid palate is full and creamy. The tannic structure is dense and powerful, the finish is very long and persistent, supported by pleasant empyreumatic notes. Sumptuous fruitiness, unctuosity of 2009, balance and density of 2010… Such are the characteristics of 2016, with remarkable length on the palate, the seduction and elegance of one of the greatest vintages. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Serve at 17-18°C with fillet of duck breast and ground pepper sauce, grilled on vine shoots rib steak or with veal chop and morels.
  • Legumes Along with pan-fried potatoes and boletus mushrooms.
  • Dessert This wine will be perfect with game or Foie Gras terrines or with red fruits or dark chocolate based desserts.

Awards

Wine Spectator 97 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

James Suckling 97 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

"Wow. The power and depth to this wine is super with a full and fleshy palate, yet so tight and integrated with panache and energy. Chewy tannins yet seamless and melted in the wine. Extremely long and beautiful. This needs at least five to six years to resolve the steely tannins that run through this wine. Take a look from 2024. A blend of 61 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 27 per cent merlot, eight per cent merlot and four per cent cabernet franc." - James Suckling, 2019

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2016
Region Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Michel Rolland
Producer Cuvelier family
Average age of vines 25 years
Production method 400,000 bt
Harvest method Manual
Fermentation & maceration Daily pumping-over. Malolactic in new barrels.
Aging 18 -24 months in barrels, with 75% new oak each years.
SKU BO100

With origins dating back to 1638, Léoville was the largest vineyard in the Médoc region at the time of the French Revolution. Léoville Poyferré springs from various divisions and successions in 1840. Its outstanding quality wines gained early recognition when it was ranked 2nd Growth in the 1855 classification. Château Léoville Poyferré was acquired in 1920 by the Cuvelier family. The various divisions throughout the history of the estate have split the vineyard of Léoville Poyferré into five large areas. They include all the main types of gravelly soil present in Saint Julien. This diversity contributes to the amplitude and complexity of the Léoville Poyferré wines.