2017 Ch Leoville-Poyferre - 2me cru classe

2017 Ch Leoville-Poyferre
2017 - 2me cru classe - SKU: 129829

A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak barriques.  Beautiful soft, classic aromas of pencil shavings, blackcurrant, plum and gentle dark berry fruits with just a touch of spice.  On the palate the wine is soft, gentle and approachable yet with very good depth of flavour.  There’s plenty of undergrowth, ripe berry fruit, cassis and minerals, the wine feels cool and fresh yet very approachable.  The tannins are soft yet persistent, and there’s lovely gentle acidity.  Very good length and layers on the finish.  This is already approachable and very rewarding.  94 points, drink now to 2043.  July 2023.


Other critics:  94+ points, Lisa Perotti-Brown (Wine Advocate); 97 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous); 93 points, Neal Martin (Vinous); 95 points, Jeb Dunnock.

2017 Ch Leoville-Poyferre