2017 Château Léoville-Poyferré, Cru Classé St-Julien

This is a little closed at the moment, but it's clearly polished and elegant, with ripe tannins and floral touches over the powerful core of fruit. The energy carries it nicely over the long finish - this is really well made.

Critic score
95.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£69.20
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£415.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    68% Cabernet Sauvignon
    27% Merlot
    3% Cabernet Franc
    2% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Deuxième Cru
2017 Château Léoville-Poyferré, Cru Classé St-Julien

TASTING NOTES

Very tight and energetic finish to this young, new red with currant and blackberry character. Hints of crushed stones. Dense and four-square with a chewy tannin structure and a long finish. Very muscular. Serious encore to the 2016. Same level?

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(95—96)/100