Léoville Poyferré 2020, the vintage of the century!

News | 26 October 2022

1920 – 2020

Is there a more symbolic vintage for the Cuvelier Family than the one that bookmarks the centennial anniversary of their ownership of this Second Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Julien? For Sara Lecompte Cuvelier, fourth generation to be at the helm of the domain, this historic vintage deserved to be encapsulated in a special bottle to commemorate this significant milestone.

A unique bottle inlaid with gold, the details of which pay tribute to the enduring strength of Léoville Poyferré: its multifaceted terroir.
What a vintage full of suspense for our vineyard workers, who had to deal with a winter and spring that were both very mild and rainy! Fortunately, warm, sunny weather accompanied their efforts until harvest time. The heat during the first week of picking saw the thermometer easily reach 30°C, resulting in a wonderful concentration of juice in the berries.
Didier Thomann, Cellar Master, and Bruno Clenet, Vineyard Manager, praised the exceptional quality of the Merlots from the Bolitorte plot, describing them as «racy, generous and opulent». Moreover, the Cabernet Sauvignons from Gaunettes, closest to the estuary, offered this vintage exquisite finesse and elegance.
Léoville Poyferré 2020 was born under the sign of longevity. Its bottle with indelible markings will reveal, for those who taste its secrets, the timeless style of Léoville Poyferré.

Discover the 2020 vintage in video:


It is with emotion and pride that we unveil our 100th vintage, faithful to the style of the great wines of Léoville Poyferré, and a reflection of the exceptional terroir of which it is composed.

-Sara Lecompte Cuvelier

Léoville Poyferré 2020, the vintage of the century! - Léoville Poyferré