HDH Wine

2014 Château Léoville Poyferré

St-Julien, 2me cru classé

PRICE:
$45.00 per Half Bottle (375ml)

SIZE:
375ml

AVAILABLE:
2 Half Bottles (375ml)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2014 Léoville Poyferré is gorgeous. Dark, sumptuous and ample on the palate, it possesses remarkable depth. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, scorched earth, licorice and menthol all flesh out as this radiant, deeply expressive wine shows off its considerable pedigree. The 2014 is going to need time to fully come together, but it is super-impressive. Tasted two times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/01/2017)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2020-2039


"The 2014 Léoville Poyferré has a very complex bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, crushed stone, cedar and hints of violet. It is extremely focused, intense rather than overtly powerful. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp and generous, conveying much more tension and precision than the Léoville Las-Cases. It gradually fans out in the second half with real mineralité, quite profound in the context of the vintage. Outstanding. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/27/2018)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2024-2055


"A ripe, generous and substantial wine for this appellation with some real concentration, a solid core of ripe tannins and enough acidity to carry the long, savory finish. Needs four to five years to show its true potential. A beauty. Try in 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/13/2017)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022


"The 2014 Leoville-Poyferré was surprisingly backward and tight on the nose (usually it is the most expressive and generous Léoville in its youth). The precision and focus is intact, but it is broody and sultry at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with firm structure, which suggests that it has turned volte face since its opulent showing in barrel. Overall, this comes across as perhaps a slightly more austere and masculine wine from Didier Cuvelier, though that is not a criticism, just an observation. I would like to see a little more persistence on the finish, but the tidings bode well for this mercurial and fascinating Léoville-Poyferré. I can see it improving with bottle age, hence the plus sign against my score." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 93+
Drink from: 2021-2045


"Very pure, with a beautiful beam of violet and plum sauce carried by a chiseled graphite spine. Gorgeous anise and roasted apple wood notes are inlaid seamlessly on the finish. Shows ample grip and drive. Rock-solid. Best from 2020 through 2030. 15,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2020-2030


"Dark crimson and another fragrant St-Julien: rocky dark fruit, almost floral but too much cassis for that. Terrific cassis intensity on the palate, with dense but velvet-deep tannins, thickly textured at the moment. Chewy and long and just enough freshness." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/19/2016)

Rating: 17+
Drink from: 2024-2036


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