Ch. Léoville-Poyferré -2019 New Release Review
The 2019 reflects both this stylistic shift and the vintage conditions with a wine that Decanter’s Jane Anson describes as a “rich and highly charged Poyferré”.
“A rich and highly charged Poyferré, with creamy damson and vanilla pod spice expanding through the mid palate. Hugely impressive, with velvety tannins and plenty of charcoal, grilled sarments and slate impact. Higher tension through the core would take the score up even further. 4% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the estate under the ownership of the Cuvelier family. 2027-2042”
96/100 Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine, June 2020
“Chewy and rich this year with lots of ripe tannins and solid depth of fruit. Chocolate and walnuts to the blue fruit. It’s full-bodied. Plenty of fruit at the end. Excellent length.”
96-97/100 James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, June 2020