2020 - Léoville Poyferré
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Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré 2020

2020, The vintage of a century !

What a vintage full of suspense for our vineyard workers, who had to deal with a winter and spring that were both very mild and rainy! Fortunately, warm, sunny weather accompanied their efforts until harvest time.

The heat during the first week of picking saw the thermometer easily reach 30°C, resulting in a wonderful concentration of juice in the berries. 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.


Press reviews

JebDunnuck.com – Jeb Dunnuck : 92 (30.03.2023)

“I always love the second wines from these great estates. The 2020 Pavillon De Léoville Poyferré is up-front, loaded with fruit, and as delicious as they come, offering lots of darker fruit, some spicy wood and graphite notes, medium to full body, and ripe, elegant tannins. Drink this balanced, impeccably made Saint-Julien over the coming 10-15 years.”


The Wine Cellar Insider – Jeff Leve : 92 (20.03.2023)

“Even better in the bottle than it was from the barrel, the wine opens with chocolate, black raspberries, flowers, spice, and plums. Medium-bodied, soft, lush, and polished with freshness, fruit, silky tannins, and a gorgeous finish. Enjoy this beauty while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2023-2035.”


  • Blend

    59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot

  • Soils

    Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil

  • Harvest Dates

    14th September to 30th September