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Leoville Poyferre 2013

Leoville Poyferre

Case Format: 12x75cl

Max score: 92.0

Teaming with lush, juicy fruits, Château Léoville Poyferré offers a decadent wine where the distinct characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon truly shines. Expect aromas of cassis, spice and rich black fruits, coupled with sensuous and supple textures – both of which remain the hallmark of Léoville Poyferré’s spectacular grand vin. Once part of the larger Léoville estate, Léoville-Poyferre eventually stood on its own after the French revolution saw its previous home divide into Léoville-Las-Cases, Léoville Barton and Léoville Poyferre. Its 80 hectares of vineyard comprise Cabernet Sauvignon (c.68%), Merlot (c.24%), Cabernet Franc (c.6%) and Petit Verdot (c.2%) and are divided into five different blocks that are dispersed around Saint-Julien. The terroir is mostly gravel, sand, clay and limestone soils. Château Léoville Poyferré can be enjoyed on the younger side but is best after between 10-15 years of bottle ageing.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

88
Jane Anson

Not one to put away and age, but there is lots to enjoy here now. It has polish, well delivered red and brambly fruits, persistency and gloss. Oak is a touch more evident than in most years because the fruit is not at full ripeness. As with many 2013s, this offers good potential for drinking over the next decade – but no further. 3% Cabernet Franc makes up the rest of the blend.

92
James Suckling

A sleek and racy 2013 with mineral, blackberry and currant aromas. Subtle and perfumed. Medium body, silky tannins and a clean finish. Drink or hold.

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