2016 Chateau Leoville Poyferre
2016 Chateau Leoville Poyferre Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Léoville Poyferré hits the ground running with intense cassis, violets, dark chocolate, menthol and fragrant earth notions complemented by nuances of cigar box and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is charged with energetic, super intense black fruit and floral layers, beautifully supported with super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness. This liquid is simply alive in the mouth, culminating in an epically long finish that will leave your mouth practically tingling.
Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, aged in 80% new oak, this brilliantly concentrated, full-bodied, opulent beast of a wine offers a heavenly bouquet of crème de cassis, blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco leaf, and ample crushed rocks. It’s certainly one of the most flamboyant and opulent wines in the vintage, yet it remains perfectly balanced, with masses of polished tannins, no hard edges, and a fabulous finish. Enjoy over the next 3-4 decades.
Poyferre has risen to the top echelon of St Julien. 12 wines from the left bank scored higher than Chateau Leoville Poyferre in 2016, wines like Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Margaux and are priced from $200 to $900 a bottle. Chateau Leoville Poyferre shined in 2016 receiving its highest overall scored than any other vintage in recent times. 2016 Vintage for Bordeaux rivals the greatest ever, rivaling greats like 2009, 2000, 1982, 1961 and 1945. Sumptuous fruitiness, unctuosity of 2009, balance and density of 2010… Such are the characteristics of 2016, with remarkable length on the palate, the seduction and elegance of one of the greatest vintages. The Cuvelier family who own both Poyferre and Ducru Beaucaillou have outdone themselves in 2016.
Poyferre: Second Classified Growth in 1855, located in the prestigious appellation of Saint-Julien. Born from 80 hectares of exceptional terroir and the ancestral savoir-faire of our teams, nurtured by the Cuvelier Family since 1920.