Château Léoville Poyferré 2012
A true vintage for pleasure
With wide ranges in temperature and rainfall, 2012 was a challenging year for the vineyard. After favorable conditions returned mid-July, this vintage, though off to an early start, proved to be late in reaching its optimum maturity beginning on 8th October.
Tasting after tasting, 2012 never ceases to amaze and charm us.
Primeurs tv – Andreas Larsson 95
Pure, intense and floral with notes of bitter chocolate and dark berries, cassis, blackberry, good balance between juice and extract, ripe tannin, very good purity, definition and length, a great wine with classic elegance and unctuous fruit.
Wine Spectator – James Molesworth 90 – 93
Solid, with good flesh around the core of plum and blackberry fruit. Shows ample dark toast and ganache notes, displaying chewy yet integrated grip.
Planted Grape Varieties
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil
8th to 19th October