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Château Léoville Poyferré 2022


While the region endured a never-ending summer, the second hottest ever recorded, the vines taught our vineyard team a masterful lesson in resilience.
The vines didn’t just adapt, they gave their best in the face of adversity, offering a vintage of stunning balance.


Press reviews – Jeb Dunnuck: 97-100 (11.05.2023)

“This inky hued beauty offers that rare mix of power and elegance and offers ample cassis and assorted blue fruits, full-bodied richness, an opulent, concentrated, yet flawlessly balanced mouthfeel, velvety tannins, and plenty of classic Saint-Julien violets, espresso roast, and crushed stone-like minerality. Despite its incredible concentration and depth, it stays beautifully balanced. In a region that seems to only talk about finesse and elegance, it’s a relief to still have producers such as this producing powerful, intense, singular wines. Hats off to the Cuvelier family and their team.” 


The Wine Cellar Insider – Jeff Leve : 97-99 (04.05.2023)

“Deeply colored, the floral display in the nose gets even better as you encounter black cherries, currants, licorice, tobacco leaf, cassis, and an array of spices. The palate provides layers of silky, fresh, pure, deep red berries. The wine is dense, concentrated, sweet, ripe, fresh, and polished. There is a wonderful sense of purity in the fruit. Effortless to taste, and even even easier to drink, the wine exudes sensuality, and complexity from start to finish.” – Matthew Jukes : 19,5+ (15.05.2023)

“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 2021 was ‘Victorious Vintage’.  This year, Sara’s one-word motto is ‘Inoui’, which I must admit I needed to look up on my phone!  The literal translation is ‘unheard of’, and she elaborated, saying they have never seen a vintage like this before.  Well, I have never tasted a wine like ’22 Poyferré before because this is an absolute gem of a wine.  This astonishing wine is a pinpoint accurate combination of power, fruit integrity, carefully controlled concentration, vital freshness and an immensely long finish.  This is already a legendary Poyferré, and it is only half-made.  I expect the rest of its élévage to bring even more composure and distinction.  This wine completely blows me away as every element I look for in a great wine is here, and the assembly is precision personified.”






  • Blend

    58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

  • Soils

    Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy clay subsoil

  • Harvest Dates

    12th to 28th September