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Château Léoville Poyferré




St Julien

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc | Petit Verdot

Château Léoville Poyferré, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2018

6x75cl £408.00

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Tasting Note:

Produced from 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the Leoville Poyferre 2018 is the first full vintage of the new Cuvelier regime. Sara has taken over from Didier, but the house style is still very evident. Another large-scale effort, with plush fruit and a big, burly tannic profile. Of the three Leoville estates, this appears to be the least composed, although Leoville Poyferre rarely disappoints. The bouquet is lavish and expressive; notes of Chambord, spicy perfume, liquorice, mint and dark chocolate. There's really good energy and a sense of thrust - lots of distinguished material here: cherry, cassis, crème de mûre and cool loganberry – ripe, detailed fruit. The tannins rise up in a powerful if slightly rustic way. This is an energetic, muscular style with lots of structure; it finishes with fruit, toast and spice. A little loose, but it should come together during élevage.

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