Château Léoville Poyferré 2021, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 6 x 75cl

LEOV380
Léoville Poyferré delivers a smoother, riper and fleshier palate compared to the more structured wines of its near neighbours.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2021
Size:
6 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Genres:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Julien
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2030 through to 2045
£430.00
 

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

This is a big Poyferré, yet shows a surprising elegance that is the paradox of the 2021 vintage in St Julien. On the nose the wine appears almost brooding, with notes of black fruits and cherry, the palate is immediately muscular and powerful, with a mineral-like 'leanness' that balances against the sweet fruit. A spicy, warm edge to the wine encases a firming tannic structure, in turn binding around a core of rich cassis and cherry, the wine’s power and sinew growing in the glass throughout the finish. Very Good.

Vinification

Yields of 23.8hl/ha. Aged in 80% new oak barrels for 18 months

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