2015 Leoville Poyferre

Leoville Poyferre

94Average Score
Red
2020-2050
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£687.00
3x75cl
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0 Immediate | 21 Marketplace
£174.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
94
Drinking window
2020-2050
Critic Notes

The 2015 Léoville-Poyferré is spectacular. Inky, dense and explosive, the 2015 possesses off the chart richness, with soft contours, no hard edges and exceptional balance. All the elements are simply fused together. inky blue/purplish fruit, chocolate, new leather, blueberry jam, exotic spice and violet notes are all beautifully delineated throughout. Fresh, vibrant and totally sexy, Léoville-Poyferré is one of the wines of the vintage. Don't miss it! Tasted two times.

Score: 97-/100Antonio GalloniDrinking Window: 2025 - 2045

Lovely concentration of fruit already showing excellent florality, purity and density. Robustly elegant in the Poyferré style – 'juicy and silky', according to owner Didier Cuvelier. This is one for the long term. Apr 2016, Steven Spurrier, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2022-2045

Score: 95-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2022-2045

Deep crimson. Sweet and round and polished – so extraordinarily different from Léoville Barton! There is some gravelly texture but it's overlaid with fruit and come-hither appeal. Although this is much more restrained than some vintages. Oct 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2040

Score: 18-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2020-2040

The 2015 Leoville Poyferre is deep garnet-purple colored with a nose of grilled meats, baked plums, crème de cassis and baker's chocolate with nuances of dusty soil and iron ore plus a hint of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, very firm and muscular in the mouth, it is built like a brick house with a mineral-tinged finish.

Score: 94-/100Lisa Perrotti-BrownDrinking Window: 2021-2038

This features depth and focus, with a really solid core of currant and blackberry lined with ample iron and briar notes. Not shy with the toast, but the finish is energetic, and everything is pulling together. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

Score: 92-95/100Wine Spectator

Ripe and slightly jammy, with lots of oak and tannin, this is a good rather than a great Léoville-Poyferré. There’s a figgy note to the fruit, too, but the underlying structure is good, with freshness on the finish and firm, fine-grained tannins. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2021-2028

Score: 93-/100Tim AtkinDrinking Window: 2021-2028

The 2015 Léoville Poyferré is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc that was harvested between 24 September and 10 October. The IPT comes in at 80 with a pH 3.69. It has a typical Léoville-Poyferré bouquet at this stage: quite bullish and forthright, packed full of dense black cherries, red plum and cassis, the 85% new oak pronounced, but will be subsumed with bottle age. The palate is full-bodied with mouth-coating tannin: layers of graphite-infused black fruit, cedar and mint, almost Pauillac-like in personality with a sustained graphite finish. This is a sophisticated Saint Julien built for long-term ageing, perhaps less flamboyant than recent vintages, but the terroir shows through. Expect it to land at the top of my banded score, possibly higher. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2027-2050

Score: 92-94/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2027-2050
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Julien
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2050
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Julien
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2050
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