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.
JebDunnuck.com – Jeb Dunnuck : 98+ (30.03.2023)
“The Grand Vin 2020 Château Léoville Poyferré, which is released in a stylish black bottle commemorating a century for the Cuvelier family, is reminiscent of the 2016 with its powerful, concentrated, yet vibrant and inward style. Pure crème de cassis, melted chocolate, loamy earth, graphite, and some spicy nuances all define the aromatics, and it’s full-bodied, with a stacked mid-palate, nicely integrated oak, ripe tannins, and one hell of a great finish. This is another utterly brilliant wine from this team, which has been producing First Growth quality wines for many years now. It will benefit from just 5-7 years of bottle age and will evolve for 50 years or more if well stored. Bravo. Tasted multiple times with consistent results.”
Inside Bordeaux – Jane Anson : 97 (17.02.2023)
“Excellent quality, head and shoulders above most of the vintage even in St Julien. Blackberry, black truffle, damson, liqourice, crayon and crushed rocks throughout. Great stuff.”
Vinous Media – Neal Martin : 96 (09.02.2023)
“The 2020 Léoville Poyferré was bottled in June. It has a very intense nose, displaying more black fruit than its showing from barrel, also the opulence tempered since its bottling. Fine mineralité, hints of clove and bay leaf develop with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth opening, still slightly lactic in style as I remarked from barrel, yet with immense depth and plenty of finesse. The structure really comes through on the finish, a pinch of cracked black pepper and tobacco lending complexity. This is a great Léoville Poyferré that will give more than four decades of enjoyment, though I advise waiting several years before broaching.”
JamesSuckling.com – James Suckling : 96 (05.01.2022)
“This is really floral on the nose with violets and roses, and some black berries and dark cherries. It’s medium- to full-bodied with firm and polished tannins, and plenty of hazelnut and milk chocolate. Structured, yet so finely textured. So attractive and enticing now but needs three or four years to show what it has. Try after 2026.”
64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil
14th September to 30th September