Château Léoville Poyferré 2018
The extraordinary equation
Extreme weather conditions wildly rocked the 2018 vintage between alternating periods of humidity and dryness.
At the heart of the emblematic graves of Saint-Julien, the vine was able to show us, once again, the magical effect of terroir.
From this extraordinary equation is born a vintage that sings harmoniously with elegance, complexity and balance.
Our tasting note
The 2018 vintage of Léoville Poyferré has a deep garnet color with purple highlights. Beautifully shiny and limpid, this wine displays a youthful color.
Juicy, generous aromas of red and black fruits burst from the glass, accompanied by notes of oak and plenty of freshness.
On the palate, the wine takes on a lot of breadth while retaining its juicy character. Suave, aromatic notes of black fruits and oak persist. The tannins are still quite present and will develop a lovely patina with a little aging. The powerful, dense finish lingers on and on.
2018 is an exceptional vintage and affirms its immense aging potential.
Jeb Dunnuck 96-99
One of the gems in the vintage will be the 2018 Château Léoville Poyferré, which is a powerful, incredibly sexy wine. In the same ballpark as the 2000, 2005, 2009, and 2010, its deep purple color is followed by a rich, opulent bouquet of sweet black and blue fruits, tobacco, and graphite.
James Suckling 97-98
This is so powerful and dense with amazing tannin quality that reminds me of dense clouds, because they are agile and light. Multilayered. Extremely long, too. Punchy! One of the best wines I have ever had from here.
Vintage information in other languages
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil
20th September to 12th October