Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.370 ratings
9.312 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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9.7

The 2010 Léoville-Poyferré has a very intense bouquet with blackberry, briary cedar and light estuarine/seaweed aromas that are very well defined. Pure class. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins, layers of pure black fruit laced with pencil lead and a pinch of white pepper. It fans out wonderfully towards the finish, a Saint-Julien demonstrating wonderful density and precision. What an outstanding wine, perhaps less flamboyant than other vintages, one that will last decades. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2010 Léoville-Poyferré has a very intense bouquet with blackberry, briary cedar and light estuarine/seaweed aromas that are very well defined. Pure class. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins, layers of pure black fruit laced with pencil lead and a pinch of white pepper. It fans out wonderfully towards the finish, a Saint-Julien demonstrating wonderful density and precision. What an outstanding wine, perhaps less flamboyant than other vintages, one that will last decades. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 22nd, 2020
Yianni Stoner

Classic and funky

Classic and funky

Feb 13th, 2019
James Forsyth

Delicious, rich, engulfing, well structured, complex. Built to age, it's impressive. I'm going to be on the lookout for some of this 2010 Leoville Poyferre - ideal for a party in 2035 or so.

Delicious, rich, engulfing, well structured, complex. Built to age, it's impressive. I'm going to be on the lookout for some of this 2010 Leoville Poyferre - ideal for a party in 2035 or so.

Mar 6th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Fourth wine in flight four for the Bordeaux Master's Class at Heart's Delight with wines from Saint Julien and Pauillac.

A little disappointed in this bottling, only assumption we have is that it needs time. Super dark core with medium ruby edges. Quite dark on the nose with some earthiness. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus bodied. Tons of red berries on the palate with solid minerality. Solid acidity and dry long finish. Drink from 2020 till 2040. (89-92)

Fourth wine in flight four for the Bordeaux Master's Class at Heart's Delight with wines from Saint Julien and Pauillac.

A little disappointed in this bottling, only assumption we have is that it needs time. Super dark core with medium ruby edges. Quite dark on the nose with some earthiness. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus bodied. Tons of red berries on the palate with solid minerality. Solid acidity and dry long finish. Drink from 2020 till 2040. (89-92)

May 14th, 2017
Web Bond

Very expressive aromatics, rich, ripe, round tannins. Possibly a touch too ripe, but will offer much pleasure to most.

Very expressive aromatics, rich, ripe, round tannins. Possibly a touch too ripe, but will offer much pleasure to most.

Feb 4th, 2016
Gregory Fulchiero

Very young - approachable but a one trick pony

Very young - approachable but a one trick pony

Jan 4th, 2014
Ken Cross

Lovely, integrated nose of French vanilla, black cherry and ripe strawberries and a hint of perfume. Layered flavors of cherries, strawberry and dark chocolate are backed by soft, tiny tannins and mild oak on the finish.

Lovely, integrated nose of French vanilla, black cherry and ripe strawberries and a hint of perfume. Layered flavors of cherries, strawberry and dark chocolate are backed by soft, tiny tannins and mild oak on the finish.

Nov 12th, 2013
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Bordeaux Master Class - May 13, 2017

Bordeaux Master Class - May 13, 2017

Apr 13th, 2017
Krupal bhatt

Cleaning up my empty bottles (early spring cleaning)- this was probably the best wine I’ve had during the pandemic. Might have been April when I drank this and the details are fuzzy but the feeling of happiness remains clear

Cleaning up my empty bottles (early spring cleaning)- this was probably the best wine I’ve had during the pandemic. Might have been April when I drank this and the details are fuzzy but the feeling of happiness remains clear

Feb 18th, 2021
Inseon Hwang

Hint of blueberry, very ripe red fruit. Old leather book. Satin finish.

Hint of blueberry, very ripe red fruit. Old leather book. Satin finish.

Aug 30th, 2020