Château Léoville Poyferré 2021
2021 A victorious vintage!
“Surprise is the test of true courage”, Aristotle. Our teams have had courage in spades in the face of the increasingly unpredictable nature of the vintage.
Keeping on the path of excellence with patience and dedication, interpreting with expertise and experience what nature entrusts to us. Yet willing to follow our intuition, to take risks, to adapt, to take up challenges every day and to win battles. This is precisely what being a winemaker is all about. And this year, we have experienced all its contours to be rewarded with the pleasure of a fresher style vintage letting ourselves be captivated by its purity of fruit and elegance.
JebDunnuck.com – Jeb Dunnuck : 94-97 (01.06.2023)
“The top wine, the 2021 Château Léoville Poyferré is a beauty and certainly makes the most of the vintage. Its dense purple hue is followed by a rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Saint-Julien that has terrific purity of fruit, notes of cassis, violets, and spicy wood, ripe tannins, and remarkable overall balance. It brings more richness and depth than most in the vintage and is unquestionably going to offer tons of pleasure over the coming 20-25 years.”
MatthewJukes.com – Matthew Jukes : 18,5 (19.05.2022)
“I asked Sara Lecompte Cuvelier to remind me of the mottos she and her team used to describe the past few vintages. 2018 was disgrace to Grace, 2019 was solaire & Estival, 2020 was a Promise Kept, and now 2021 is victorious vintage. Her victorious is not dissimilar to my triumphant, as both suggest winning. But I think Sara’s word implies that she and her team at Poyferré had more personal confidence about the outcome than many. In contrast, my word is a region-wide summation of the battle against nature that some won and others failed to overcome. So, I am even more excited to report that victorious is indeed the correct expression for Léoville Poyferré because this is a massive success in this vintage. It is a wine that I imagine will appeal to lovers of expressive, highly perfumed wines with sleek chassis and long finishes. The interplay between the wine, the oak, and the tannin elements excites me most. The tannins are not shy here, sitting proudly at the core of the flavours and playing a superb supporting role for the indulgent, fondanty fruit. This is one of the most exotic and layered wines I can remember from L-P, and this is perhaps because there is a forward air here that is so ravishing. You could put any number of vintages of Léoville Poyferré on the table in years to come, and I think 2021 will always be a jewel in this particular crown.”
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy clay subsoil
28th September to 12th October