Château Léoville Poyferré 2017, 2ème Cru Classé

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Léoville Poyferré delivers a smoother, riper and fleshier palate compared to the more structured wines of its near neighbours.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Genre:
ABV:
0%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2027 through to 2042
Closure Type:
Cork
£105.00
 

Château Leoville-Poyferré

Owned by the Cuvelier family since 1921, the third of the Léoville’s has been regarded as the most lightweight for decades. That changed when Didier Cuvelier took charge in the 1970’s, and a period of continuous improvement now sees this château amongst the finest châteaux of St-Julien. For me this was one of wines of the vintage. Aged in 80% new oak, a big impressive and weighty wine, richly structured, voluptuous and generous.

Tasting Notes

Immediately impressive with a pure, overt bouquet that screams black cherries and damson fruits. The palate is stylish and alluring, rich in cassis fruits with a fine minerality, a little graphite and touch of cedar oak. There is opulence and harmony, characteristics synonymous with this wine over the years. A wine of great finesse.

Food Matches

Enjoy with roast ribs of beef and yorkshire pudding with a horseradish, crème fraiche and mustard sauce.

Vinification

Aged in 80% new oak