Château Léoville Poyferré 2020
2020, the vintage of a century !
A unique bottle inlaid with gold, the details of which pay tribute to the enduring strength of Léoville Poyferré: its multifaceted terroir.
Didier Thomann, Cellar Master and Bruno Clenet vineyeard manager, praised the exceptional quality of the Merlots from the Bolitorte plot, describing them as «racy, generous and opulent».
Moreover, the Cabernet Sauvignons from the Gaunettes plot, 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.
Wine Spectator – Kim Marcus : 96 (31.03.2022)
“Throws off gorgeous warmed plum, blueberry reduction and açaí berry compote aromas and flavors, laced with ganache and sweet tobacco from start to finish. Delivers ample structure in the guise of a cold cast iron note buried underneath the showy fruit, with a flash of violet for treble in the background.”
Wine Enthusiast – Roger Voss : 96-98 (11.06.2021)
“Barrel Sample. Rich, luscious and replete with dark plum and dark chocolate flavors, this wine shows great power as well as aging potential. Its richness is balanced by the fresher edge of acidity that stands the wine in good stead as it ages.”
Vinous Media Antonio – Galloni : 95-97 (01.06.2021)
“The 2020 Léoville Poyferré is a powerful, structured wine. In recent vintages, Léoville Poyferré has been more opulent, but the 2020 shows off a towering, vertical build framed by a soaring spine of tannin. Dark red cherry, pomegranate, cedar and spicebox emerge with a bit of coaxing. Ultimately, though, Léoville Poyferré is less showy than most Saint-Juliens at this stage. I don’t expect that will be much of an issue in time. In a word: magnificent. Tasted three times.”
64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil
14th September to 30th September