Château Leoville Poyferré 2020 Saint Julien 2e Grand Cru Classé
Decanter 96 | Neal Martin 95-97 punten
Neal Martin van Vinous: 'The 2020 Léoville Poyferré builds on the success of recent vintages... Easily one of the classiest offerings from this Saint-Julien in recent years'
- SmaakprofielKrachtig & Complex
- Land & RegioFrankrijk, Bordeaux
Rich and concentrated with violet reflections and a wall of tannins. Well structured, it sets its feet deep in the ground and will need time to soften and develop. Good quality with depth. The tannins are far more present than the alcohol, setting it apart from the 2018. A yield of 35hl/ha. Harvest september 14 to 30. Planted blend (not 2020) 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.
Neal Martin (Vinous)
The 2020 Léoville Poyferré builds on the success of recent vintages, offering intense yet exquisitely defined black cherries, wild strawberry, cassis and crushed stone aromas. It is high-toned as usual but not quite as hedonistic as the recently tasted 2018. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that belie the backbone of this Saint-Julien. Slightly lactic in texture toward the spicy finish; the oak will be assimilated by the time of bottling, leaving a very suave and sophisticated wine that will give 30–40 years of drinking pleasure. Easily one of the classiest offerings from this Saint-Julien in recent years.