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2018 Château Leoville-Poyferre

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ITEM 8097033 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Amount Total
whunter $115 $115
davhe5 $105 $0
$105
Item Sold Amount Date
I8185510 1 $110 Apr 17, 2022
I8150785 1 $120 Mar 27, 2022
I8097033 1 $115 Jan 23, 2022
I8065246 2 $105 Jan 16, 2022
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RATINGS

100Jeb Dunnuck

...incredible, full-bodied monster of a wine that, despite massive amounts of fruit, tannins, and extract, still stays weightless and ethereal, with incredible purity. Loaded with notions of crème de cassis, spring flowers, tobacco, violets, charcoal, and cedar pencil, it's extraordinarily concentrated, flawlessly balanced, and has a finish that won't quit.

97The Wine Advocate

...exuberant scents of Morello cherries, plum preserves and blackberry pie, giving way to nuances of cedar chest, unsmoked cigars, vanilla pod and sassafras, plus a waft of crushed rocks. The palate is full-bodied, rich and decadent, delivering hedonic black fruits and lots of spicy accents with a velvety texture and seamless freshness, finishing long and satisfyingly savory.

97Wine Spectator

Waves of warmed cassis, mocha and warm tar aromas lead the way, while the core of macerated plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit waits its turn, showing admirable breadth and depth when it arrives, with roasted apple wood, bramble and cast iron buried deeply through the finish.

97James Suckling

Dark cherry, plum, spice and cacao with earthy notes and wood undertones. Cloves, too. Full-bodied, yet in control and poised. Balanced, complex and flavorful. Firm tannins and a long, precise finish. It goes on and on.

97Wine Enthusiast

Richly dense and impressively concentrated, this is a powerful wine. Swathes of black fruits show off the Cabernet structure...

95Vinous / IWC

...glorious bouquet of layers of black cherry, blueberry, violet and potpourri... The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins...impressive sense of cohesion and symmetry on the finish.

19Jancis Robinson

Very pleasingly rich...tannic framework... This is glorious! Very, very long.

#7 of 2021Wine Spectator Top 100

Waves of warmed cassis, mocha and warm tar aromas lead the way, while the core of macerated plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit waits its turn, showing admirable breadth and depth when it arrives...

PRODUCER

Château Leoville-Poyferre

Château Léoville-Poyferré is in St.-Julien. The estate is a Second Growth Bordeaux. Along with Léoville-Las-Cases and Léoville-Barton, Léoville-Poyferré was part of a large estate in the Medoc owned by the Marquis de Léoville. After the French revolution the estate was divided and sold at public auction, where the portion that is now Château Léoville-Poyferré was bought by Monsieur Poyferré. Today the estate is owned and run by Didier Cuvelier and his family and the quality of the wines has soared with modernization of the cellars and other improvements. The estate is made up of 197 acres planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The estate makes two second wines. Pavillon de Léoville-Poyferré is the second wine.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Julien

Saint-Julien is the smallest of the four main Médoc appellations with 2,175 acres of vineyards. It is just south of Pauillac on the left bank of the Gironde, and although it has no First Growth châteaux, its 11 Classified Growth estates are widely admired. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that winemaking in Saint-Julien from all classifications “is consistently both distinctive and brilliant.” He adds it is Médoc’s “most underrated commune.” The best-known estates are Léoville Las Cases, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Léoville Poyferré, Léoville Barton and Gruaud Larose, and most of those have riverside estates. The soil in this appellation is gravelly with clay. Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape grown, and it is blended with Cabernet Franc, Merlot and sometimes small amounts of Petit Verdot.