Leoville Poyferre 2012

Cult Wines Price: £550.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Leoville Poyferre, 2012

Tasting Notes Leoville Poyferre 2012

93

This is chewy with a balanced and polished tannin structure. Full body, with very good depth. Long finish. It keeps going on and on. Very well done. Better than 2011. 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot. Merlot made it happen here.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2013
91-93

Tasted twice with consistent notes, the Grand Vin is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot (there is no Cabernet Franc unlike in 2011.) It was picked between 8th October and 19th October at 36hl/ha, when there was a torrential downpour and two plots were spoiled. The grapes were sorted on an Italian optical sorting machine. There is certainly impressive purity and intensity on the nose with ripe blackberry dark plum and touches of vanilla, a little more exotic than the 2011 this time last year. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe sweet tannins. It is typically relatively modern in style, quite opulent for a 2012 with a rounded, velvety finish with plush new oak (85%). Very fine. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013
(89-91)

This wine seemed primary and not totally filled out or complete. No doubt it will put on some weight given the significant Merlot content in the final blend. There is a certain firmness, stiffness and lack of intensity on the mid-palate, and some tannins kick in in the finish. Nevertheless, there is more to this wine than first meets the palate. It is medium to full-bodied with an opaque color, good ripeness and some attractive weight, but is closed and hard. It needs time to pull itself together, and it should turn out to be an excellent, possibly outstanding effort.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206

Leoville Poyferre Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Leoville Poyferre 2017 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £665.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2016 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £728.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2016 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £390.00 6x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2015 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £700.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2015 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £370.00 6x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2014 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £550.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2013 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £470.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2012 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £550.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2011 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £550.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2010 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £1,000.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2009 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £1,800.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2009 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £895.00 6x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2008 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £725.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2007 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £566.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2006 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £670.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2005 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £880.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2004 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £686.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2003 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £1,150.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2002 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £665.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2001 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £715.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 2000 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £1,500.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1999 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £710.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1998 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £780.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1997 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £695.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1996 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £1,025.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1995 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £925.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1990 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £2,900.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1989 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £1,225.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1986 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £840.00 12x75cl
Leoville Poyferre 1982 Chateau Leoville Poyferre £2,812.00 12x75cl