Léoville Poyferré, Saint-Julien 750ml 2017France, Bordeaux
'A ravishing Saint-Julien, the Léoville-Poyferré is also very clearly one of the wines of the vintage on the Left Bank. Raspberry jam, blood orange, mint, spice and mocha all race out of the glass as this sumptuous, flamboyant wine shows off its exotic personality. With its vertical lift and explosive energy, the 2017 has so much to offer. It has been nothing less than stunning on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. In 2017, the Grand Vin is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Because of the late season rains, only 3 out of the 5 parcels that typically inform the Grand Vin were used. This a tremendous effort from the Cuvelier family. Don't miss it. Drink 2025 - 2047.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 97/100 (Mar 2020)
'This wine brings balance to the solid tannins and luscious fruits. Firm tannins plus layers of acidity give freshness and great aging ability. The wine has a great future. Drink from 2024.' – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 95/100
'Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Léoville Poyferré needs a little coaxing to reveal pretty scents of violets, Black Forest cake and blueberry preserves with hints of raspberry leaves, roses, cigar box and fragrant earth. Medium-bodied, the palate has a quiet intensity with loads of subtle layers and a well-poised frame of soft, fine-grained tannins, finishing long and refreshing. Drink 2022 - 2045.' – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 94/100 (Mar 2020)
About Château Léoville Poyferré:
The estate of Léoville Poyferré dates back to 1638 when it was the largest domain in the Médoc. The estate’s vineyard practices were well ahead of their time, but are in fact still widely used today. Such practices included changing the grape varieties and aging the wine in oak barrels. Léoville Poyferré was recognized as a Second Classified Growth in 1855 and has always been one of the most prestigious estates of this terroir.
Its distinguished past has made Château Léoville Poyferré what it is today. The 80-hectare vineyard produces excellent wines and holds itself to the highest quality standards. It is important for Léoville Poyferré to follow both modern and traditional practices, something they display well in their use of technological advances versus their traditional barrel cellars.
|Blend information||68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot|
|Drink to||Long-term cellaring|
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