Château Léoville Poyferré 2010
2008- 2009 – 2010 : First fabulous trilogy of the XXIst century
2010 is a sunny vintage reminiscent of 2009, although with lower temperatures. The wine itself shows the classicism of the 2008 vintage and the style of the 2005 with additional power.
The new double-wall truncated cone shaped vats allow a real plot-by-plot vinification of the Grand Vin for the first time, enabling a pre-fermentary cold maceration to be carried out in optimum conditions. The results are immediately visible both in the aromatic intensity of the fruit and in the quality of tannins extracted.
The Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the purity of its fruit with this vintage.
2010 promises an exceptional potential !
The Wine Advocate – Robert Parker 98+
The wine out distances both Leoville Las Cases and Leoville Barton, but all three of them are compelling efforts. Full-bodied, dense purple in color, with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, cassis, graphite and spring flowers, this full-bodied, legendary effort is long and opulent, with wonderfully abundant yet sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate and a thrilling, nearly one-minute finish. This spectacular effort from Poyferre that should drink well for 30+ years. Another spectacular wine from the Cuvelier family, Leoville Poyferre (along with Ducru Beaucaillou) may be one of the two best wines of St.-Julien year after year these days. Renoted in 2013.
Decanter – Steven Spurrier 18.5
Fine extraction of black fruits, both richer and more tannic than the Barton, very good ripeness for long ageing. Drink 2020-40.
Planted Grape Varieties
62.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2.5% Cabernet Franc
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil
1st to 18th October