Château Léoville Poyferré 2015
The 2015 vintage, the magic of the number five.
The number 5 keeps its promise. Everything in 2015 contributed to the making of a remarkable vintage.
A cold winter, punctuated rainfall and the warm summer sun ensured perfect development of the vines and grapes throughout all the key stages of the growing season.
The human touch will make it an exceptional vintage.
Our tasting notes – 2022
The 2015 vintage displays a brilliant, limpid deep garnet color with purple highlights.
This expressive Saint-Julien is bursting with aromas of red and black fruit. Upon aeration, these enticing aromas intensify, revealing crème de cassis accompanied by lush, toasted notes.
Powerful, plump, and generous, the tannic structure gives way to a singular freshness that brings a lot of elegance, characteristic of a great Saint-Julien. Dense ripe black fruit echoes through to the finish, accented by a hint of vanilla. This beautiful vintage shows magnificent complexity, placing it among the great vintages of the estate.
JamesSuckling.com – James Suckling : 94
“A ripe, generous and substantial wine for this appellation with some real concentration. Plenty of beautiful currant and blackberry character, as well as a solid core of ripe, dusty and velvety tannins and enough acidity to carry the long, savory finish. Slight lean now. Better in 2024”
Decanter – Jane Anson : 96
“Sumptuous and perfectly balanced, the 2015 Poyferre seems to have outshone both Leoville Barton and Las Cases (the latter is pretty unyielding now and needs lots of time). There is an intense, fleshy, dark fruit core with fine, polished tannins and a lingering, fresh finish. It’s very elegant . Although Saint-Julien was affected by rain, there’s no sense of dilution here. It finishes with a highly appealing stony, mineral textured aftertaste.”
Vinous Media – Antonio Galloni : 93-96
“The 2015 Léoville Poyferré is simply magnificent. Rich, creamy and voluptuous in the glass, the 2015 captures all the best qualities of the vintage in spades. Layers of flavor blossom in the glass as the wine fill out its broad-shouldered frame with impeccable grace. A host of floral notes, including violet, lavender and rose petal grace the utterly exquisite finish. There is so much to like here. Specifically, the interplay of ripeness, texture and freshness is compelling.”
The Wine Cellar Insider – Jeff Leve : 96
“Deeply colored with an initial blast of cassis and blackberry, this wine has freshness, polished tannins and a long, lingering, tannic finish with both depth and structure and gust of sweet, ripe, dark-red skinned fruit.”
Vintage information in other languages
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil
24th September to 10 October