2018 Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 2ème Grand Cru Classé Saint-Julien is now released but is sold out.
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Once part of the Léoville estates (including Léoville Barton and Léoville Las Cases), Château Léoville Poyferré spreads over 80 hectares in St Julien. It traditionally produced more delicate wines than the other two Léoville but since 1995, with the assistance of Michel Rolland, their wines have gained body and structure and the estate is now considered as one of St Julien’s finest estates. The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (25%), Petit Verdot (8%) and Cabernet Franc (2%). The wines are aged in barrels for 18-20 months.
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Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Léoville Poyferré begins sporting a veil of cedar, opening out to reveal profound notions of crème de cassis, warm kirsch, Black Forest cake and Indian spices plus hints of chargrilled meats and Sichuan pepper. Full-bodied and built like a brick house, the taut, muscular black fruit has a solid frame of firm, ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with loads of savory nuances. Aging is anticipated to be for 18 months in barriques, 80% new. The current blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.- 95 pts Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate