The 2017 Chateau Leoville Poyferre wine has a very well defined bouquet with irresistible cranberry and crushed strawberry aromas, a lighter and more refined take on Poyferré with more mineralité than many recent vintages. This 2017 Chateau Leoville Poyferre wine has a medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin, a fine line of acidity, more black fruit than red intermixed with tar, smoke and cracked black pepper. There is just a touch of grittiness towards the finish but otherwise this is a wonderful Leoville Poyferre with plenty of character. A ravishing Saint-Julien, the Léoville-Poyferré is also very clearly one of the wines of the vintage on the Left Bank. Drink 2022-2045.
The 2017 Chateau Leoville Poyferre wine has a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Chateau Leoville-Poyferre saw malolactic in barrels and spent 18 months in 80% new French oak.
95 points Decanter
95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
94 points James Suckling