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2019 Leoville Poyferre

By Chateau Leoville Poyferre

2019 Leoville Poyferre from Chateau Leoville Poyferre, St-Julien, Bordeaux

The Bordeaux 2019 en primeur season was abuzz with the release of the 2019 Leoville Poyferre from Chateau Leoville Poyferre— a vintage that captivates the quintessence of St-Julien's terroir with remarkable finesse. This was a year when Mother Nature revealed her congenial side to Bordeaux, bestowing vignerons with conditions ripe for creating wines steeped in elegance and potency.


Vintage Virtuosity: Celebrating 2019's Harmony

Amidst the mosaic of excellent vintages that mark the annals of this storied region, the 2019 Leoville Poyferre asserts its distinction with an aura of confidence, underpinned by a vibrant structure and polished tannins. In this expression, one finds a harmonious blend of dark fruits, pencil shavings and subtle toasty oak influences, evocative of Chateau Leoville Poyferre's well-established tirade against mediocrity.


Precision and Persistence: A Superior St-Julien Statement

The precision of winemaking is evident as one explores deeper into the layers of this wine. Cassis, balmy plum notes and a dash of spice entwine seamlessly. The vintage's moderate yields contributed to a concentration that promises excellent ageing potential. As such, its appeal to fine wine investors is as clear as the bright garnet hue in the glass.

At its core, the 2019 Leoville Poyferre is a testament to the balance achieved in Saint-Julien’s vineyards during this year. The poise between ripeness and acidity ensures that investors will witness a graceful evolution as maturity bestows further complexity upon this already charming claret.

In sum, this vintage stands out not merely for its immediate allure but for its long-term investment prospects. Engaging in its youth yet tenacious enough to develop profundity over time, the 2019 Leoville Poyferre from Chateau Leoville Poyferre is unequivocally an investable treasure that effortlessly romances the palate while promising crescendos of sensorial delight with each ensuing year.

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Casting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2019 Léoville Poyferré charges out of the gate with alluring notes of chocolate-covered cherries, blueberry pie, dried mulberries and blackcurrant cordial plus suggestions of camphor, espresso, spice cake and oolong tea. The medium to full-bodied palate reveals bags of freshness and a suitably approachable texture, supporting the decadent blackberry preserves and exotic spice layers, finishing on a stewed tea note. An already incredibly impressive wine, I imagine by the end of barrel aging the tannins will be fully brought into line here and the fruit will emerge singing of even more nuances.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 9 July 2020

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