2014 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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VN 96 DC 94 JS 94 JL 94 WE 94 JA 93 JD 93 WA 93 WS 93 TWI 92
VN 96

Vinous, March 2024

The 2014 Léoville Poyferré has a magnificent nose that is a cut above its peers: more concentrated, more delineated and has stunning depth with complexity that only comes through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied...
DC 94

Decanter, March 2022

Real perfume on the nose here, so floral with peonies, rich blackcurrants and summer berry notes. Lovely clarity and precision on the palate, soft and delicate with such poise. It's not so expansive right now, a little...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, March 2021

A ripe, generous and substantial wine for this appellation with some real concentration. Plenty of beautiful currant and blackberry character, as well as a solid core of ripe, dusty and velvety tannins and enough acidity...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2021

Classic in style, with strong essences of cedar, tobacco and herbs to accompany the crisp red fruits, the wine is medium-bodied, chewy, bright, sweet and fresh. with an herbal and leafy accent to the red fruit in the...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, February 2017

The wine is concentrated with tannins that come from both the firm fruit and the wood aging. It is packed with blackberry flavors that come through the structure strongly. The velvet texture (that is just a hint at the...
JA 93

janeanson.com, February 2024

Cassis and raspberry fruits, smoked and grilled oak notes, this is highly moreish, a little more savoury in its Cabernet Sauvignon expression than you often find at Poyferré, with raspberry leaf, graphite, undergrowth and...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, February 2018

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc and the balance Petit Verdot that wasn’t harvest until the middle of October (this is later than most), the 2014 Léoville Poyferré is a ripe...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017

93+ The 2014 Leoville-Poyferre was surprisingly backward and tight on the nose (usually it is the most expressive and generous Léoville in its youth). The precision and focus is intact, but it is broody and sultry at...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2017

Very pure, with a beautiful beam of violet and plum sauce carried by a chiseled graphite spine. Gorgeous anise and roasted apple wood notes are inlaid seamlessly on the finish. Shows ample grip and drive...
TWI 92

The Wine Independent, March 2024

The 2014 Leoville Poyferre is medium to deep garnet in color. Notes of warm cassis and dried herbs jump out on the nose, plus suggestions of leather, damp soil, and garrigue. The medium-bodied palate is firm and...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%

With origins dating back to 1638, Saint Julien's expansive Leoville estate was the largest vineyard in all the Medoc at the time of the French Revolution. After various successions and changes, the estate was eventually divided into the three Leoville properties we know today: Leoville-Las-Cases, Leoville-Barton, and Leoville-Poyferre, established in 1840. The outstanding quality of Leoville Poyferre wines gained early recognition when it was ranked second growth in the 1855 Classification.

The various divisions throughout the history of the estate have split the vineyards of Leoville-Poyferre into five large areas. They include all the main types of gravely, well-drained soils present in Saint Julien and a balanced environment for the vines. This diversity contributes to the wines magnitude and complexity.

Chateau Leoville-Poyferre was most recently acquired in 1920 by the Cuvelier family. Didier Cuvelier has presided over the destiny of this gem since 1979. Chateau Moulin-Riche (from a specific terroir) and Pavillon de Leoville-Poyferre (from younger plots of vines) are also produced at the estate.

Chateau Leoville-Poyferre is elegant, finely balanced and complex with intense color, velvety texture and excellent aging potential.

The 2014 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend is a red wine hailing from the esteemed St Julien sub-region in Bordeaux, France. This vintage is produced by Leoville-Poyferre and has an alcohol content of 13.5%.

The wine has received numerous positive reviews from professional critics, with several highlighting its complexity, structure, and aging potential. Neal Martin of Vinous awarded the wine a remarkable 96 points, noting its “magnificent nose” and “stunning depth with complexity that only comes through with aeration.” He praised its medium-bodied palate with fine tannins, describing it as “one of the best wines on the Left Bank.”

Wine Enthusiast's Roger Voss scored the wine 94 points and focused on its concentration and tannic structure. He described it as “packed with blackberry flavors” and noted its velvet texture, predicting that it will “bring out the richness of this wine” over time, suggesting an optimal drinking window starting from 2024.

James Suckling also gave the wine 94 points, appreciating its ripe and generous profile. He highlighted its “beautiful currant and blackberry character” along with its “solid core of ripe, dusty and velvety tannins.” Suckling advised that the wine will be better after some additional aging, recommending consumption from 2024 onwards.

Wine Spectator's J.M., who awarded it 93 points, praised the wine’s purity and structure, describing it as “very pure, with a beautiful beam of violet and plum sauce carried by a chiseled graphite spine.” He emphasized its “ample grip and drive,” recommending it be enjoyed between 2020 and 2030.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, through Neal Martin, also rated it 93+ points and noted its “broody and sultry” nature at the moment. He mentioned its medium-bodied palate with a firm structure and observed that it might become more expressive with bottle age.

Jeb Dunnuck echoed the sentiment with a 93-point review, calling it a “ripe, concentrated, seriously impressive wine in the vintage” with flavors of “crème de cassis, graphite, toasty oak, and hints of tobacco.” He appreciated its balance and texture, suggesting a drinking window of 15-20 years.

Decanter’s review, also at 94 points, highlighted the wine’s “real perfume on the nose” and “lovely clarity and precision on the palate.” They noted its easy-drinking appeal and long-term aging potential.

Overall, the 2014 Leoville-Poyferre is a highly regarded Bordeaux Blend that promises a complex and rewarding experience, particularly after some additional aging. Its combination of ripe fruit, structured tannins, and balanced acidity makes it a standout choice for collectors and enthusiasts alike.