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Château Léoville Poyferré, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2020


Colour: Red
Producer: Château Léoville Poyferré
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: St Julien
Grape Variety: Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Léoville Poyferré, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2020

Tasting Note:

There’ll be a commemorative bottle to celebrate the 100th year of Cuvelier family ownership of Leoville Poyferre, and haven’t they brought up their hundred in style. The 2020 is deeply impressive, a great big slab of wine with a brooding bouquet of clay and minerals. It feels potent and powerful yet it is encased in beautifully fine, nuanced tannins. On the palate there is an impressive creaminess and intensity, pure dark fruited, laced with flecks of minerals, spices and liquorice with an undercurrent of crème de cassis. It stains the palate with menthol, spice and cinnamon, there is so much concentration and depth, then the imperious tannins grip the mouth. They are grand-scale, but ripe and detailed – a profound and very well judged Poyferre, which takes 2020 to the very limit. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

"Rich and concentrated with violet reflections and a wall of tannins. Well structured, it sets its feet deep in the ground and will need time to soften and develop. Good quality with depth. The tannins are far more present than the alcohol, setting it apart from the 2018. A yield of 35hl/ha. Harvest september 14 to 30. Planted blend (not 2020) 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc." 96/100 - Janes Anson,

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