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2016 Leoville Poyferre

By Chateau Leoville Poyferre

2016 Leoville Poyferre from Chateau Leoville Poyferre, St-Julien, Bordeaux

The term 'vintage' resonates with particular gravitas when discussing the offerings of Bordeaux. In this vein, the 2016 Leoville Poyferre from Chateau Leoville Poyferre asserts itself as a singular triumph in an already illustrious narrative of winemaking. This is not hyperbole, but rather a testament to the nuanced craftsmanship on display in this noteworthy year.

 

Eclipsing Expectations: The 2016 Vintage

The 2016 vintage in St-Julien was nothing short of climactic. Mildew pressure gave way to an idyllic summer, culminating in a prolonged harvest period under benevolent skies. This harmonious sequence bestowed upon us wines of finesse and structure, of which the 2016 Leoville Poyferre stands as a proud paragon.

In this particular vintage, the wine evinces a vivid tapestry of aromatics; ripe blackcurrants and dark plums interlace with subtler hints of cedar and graphite. The palate is confronted with a luxurious tannic embrace – assertive yet polished – promising longevity that investors will find most compelling. A certain freshness pervades, betraying the cooler nights of late summer that inform this juice with vital acidity and balance.

 

An Investment in Elegance

As a wine investment asset, the 2016 Leoville Poyferre exhibits all the markers of desirability. Longevity couples with the formidable clout of its provenance to create a proposition that's both attractive and prudent for connoisseurs looking to enhance their portfolios.

In sipping this opulent pour from Chateau Leoville Poyferre, one imbibes not just the cumulation of sunlit days and terroir-driven nurture but also a mosaic of vibrant vinicultural artistry. It's a 2016 vintage offering that tells the tale of its storied region through every sensory point of contact.

Let it be said that investing in the 2016 Leoville Poyferre is to invest in a chapter of Bordeaux’s enological scripture that will surely be referenced for decades to come. With each uncorking, one decants both heritage and promise — a potent pairing for any fine wine investor's cellar.

Current market price

£840.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

49.41

Scores and tasting notes

95-98

The deep well of gorgeous cassis, blueberry paste and blackberry puree flavors will carry this for the long haul. Shows a terrific graphite underpinning and a flash of cold charcoal. This is a big one.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator (James Molesworth)

97

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Léoville Poyferré hits the ground running with intense cassis, violets, dark chocolate, menthol and fragrant earth notions complemented by nuances of cigar box and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is charged with energetic, super intense black fruit and floral layers, beautifully supported with super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness. This liquid is simply alive in the mouth, culminating in an epically long finish that will leave your mouth practically tingling. WOW!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 30 November 2018

95-96

The buildup on the palate is impressive with blackberry and blueberry character. Plenty of currants, too. Full-bodied, linear and tight. Racy tannins and a long finish. Shows tension, depth, real raciness and pure finesse. A combination of the best from both 2009 and 2010.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2017

18

Deep purple. Very deep. Really rich and winning. Much more mouth-filling than the other wines from this stable. Really fresh but broad and ripe. Great freshness. Long and beautifully balanced.

Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com

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