Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.31492 ratings
9.2290 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Raspberry, mocha, leather, allspice. Chewy tannins. Very delicious especially for 2017.

Raspberry, mocha, leather, allspice. Chewy tannins. Very delicious especially for 2017.

Jan 21st, 2020
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9.4

The 1982 Léoville Poyferré has long been one of my favorite Saint-Julien wines, and this does not disappoint. Dark in color, it has a gorgeous bouquet of mulberry, raspberry, melted tar and rose petal aromas, and a little exoticism courtesy of a dab of fig. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and quite dense black fruit that merges with blue fruit in the latter half. There is fine backbone to this Saint-Julien, which reveals cedar and graphite toward the fresh, convincing finish. Bottles are just reaching their peak, while large formats will last many more years. Tasted blind at "Xmas" lunch in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

The 1982 Léoville Poyferré has long been one of my favorite Saint-Julien wines, and this does not disappoint. Dark in color, it has a gorgeous bouquet of mulberry, raspberry, melted tar and rose petal aromas, and a little exoticism courtesy of a dab of fig. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and quite dense black fruit that merges with blue fruit in the latter half. There is fine backbone to this Saint-Julien, which reveals cedar and graphite toward the fresh, convincing finish. Bottles are just reaching their peak, while large formats will last many more years. Tasted blind at "Xmas" lunch in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

Dec 5th, 2019
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9.3

Delicious 😋 simply fantastic. This Bordeaux from Saint Julien is balanced, elegant and spectacular at the age of 18, the nose is enchanting with notes of coffee, leather, tobacco, oak, cedar, cassis, earthy touch, graphite, chocolate, blackcurrant and pepper. The body is full, rich, multilayered, elegant with smooth tannins and lovely acidity. The finish is delicious and elegant. The wine is simply at its prime! My score 93, drink to 2022 but I wouldn’t wait.

Delicious 😋 simply fantastic. This Bordeaux from Saint Julien is balanced, elegant and spectacular at the age of 18, the nose is enchanting with notes of coffee, leather, tobacco, oak, cedar, cassis, earthy touch, graphite, chocolate, blackcurrant and pepper. The body is full, rich, multilayered, elegant with smooth tannins and lovely acidity. The finish is delicious and elegant. The wine is simply at its prime! My score 93, drink to 2022 but I wouldn’t wait.

Sep 9th, 2019
Conrad Green

Dark berry fruit, intense and tangy. Graphite, iron, lots of minerality. Deep and lush on the palate. Quite opulent.... almost exotic. Very good.

Dark berry fruit, intense and tangy. Graphite, iron, lots of minerality. Deep and lush on the palate. Quite opulent.... almost exotic. Very good.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Bill Bender

Showing strong 💪🏽 for an ‘06. Polish and depth. Plum, fig, grainy tannins and a thread of menthol/herbal notes.

Showing strong 💪🏽 for an ‘06. Polish and depth. Plum, fig, grainy tannins and a thread of menthol/herbal notes.

Jun 8th, 2019
Scott Taddeo

Looking lovey with a breadth of character with still some primary fruit, but evidenced of secondary and tertiary at play. Still some florals and lush dark fruit, but that gravel and earthy vibe in tow with some touches of warm cedar oak.

Looking lovey with a breadth of character with still some primary fruit, but evidenced of secondary and tertiary at play. Still some florals and lush dark fruit, but that gravel and earthy vibe in tow with some touches of warm cedar oak.

Feb 23rd, 2019
Yianni Stoner

Classic and funky

Classic and funky

Feb 13th, 2019
Conrad Green

Still quite primary. Inky cool fruit with restrained blue berries and graphite. Good balance.

Still quite primary. Inky cool fruit with restrained blue berries and graphite. Good balance.

Feb 7th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.6

Wow! Beautiful dark cherry liqueur style fruit, blackberries, dark cherries, some amazing vanillin notes, Julien elegance, sweet dark earth, dry stones, bright florals, acidy for days and great polish. Buy a bunch.

Wow! Beautiful dark cherry liqueur style fruit, blackberries, dark cherries, some amazing vanillin notes, Julien elegance, sweet dark earth, dry stones, bright florals, acidy for days and great polish. Buy a bunch.

Jan 26th, 2019
Ken Z
9.6

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

This was tied with the Beychevelle for my favorite St Julien of the night. Complex dark fruit with big tannins, showing better than the Leoville Barton at this stage.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

This was tied with the Beychevelle for my favorite St Julien of the night. Complex dark fruit with big tannins, showing better than the Leoville Barton at this stage.

Jan 25th, 2019