HDH Wine

2018 Château Léoville Poyferré

St-Julien, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated availability is Fall 2021; any applicable taxes, tariffs, or import duties will be due upon importation help
 
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PRICE:
$778.00 per Imperial (6L)

SIZE:
6L imp

AVAILABLE:
1 Imperial (6L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is so powerful and dense with amazing tannin quality that reminds me of dense clouds, because they are agile and light. Multilayered. Extremely long, too. Punchy! One of the best wines I have ever had from here." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 97-98


"This is brimming with plum, blackberry and blueberry reduction flavors, backed by grippy, energetic bramble, licorice and apple wood notes. Chockablock with stuff but defined and balanced. A no-brainer for the cellar." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/28/2019)

Rating: 95-98


"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." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 94-96+


"The 2018 Léoville-Poyferré is a stunning wine that shows a very distinct shift in style under the leadership of Sara Lecompte Cuvelier towards greater energy and vibrancy. The 2018 soars out of the glass with stunning aromatic presence. In its latest incarnation, Léoville-Poyferré is marked by a distinct emphasis on freshness and less extraction than in the past, with sweeter, riper tannins than is the norm. It will be interesting to see if that is an expression of the vintage, or a move toward a gentler approach to winemaking, but I suspect much of it is the latter. Dark red cherry, menthol, pine and wild flowers abound in a stunning, vibrant Saint-Julien that will leave readers weak at the knees. Tasted three times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/30/2019)

Rating: 94-97



(JR, 10/27/2020)

Rating: 17+


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