2019 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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JD 98 JA 97 JL 97 DC 96 WA 96 TWI 96 VN 96 WS 96 JS 95
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, April 2022

The flagship 2019 Château Léoville Poyferré is based on 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot. It's one of the bigger, richer wines in the vintage and has a gorgeous, thrilling, full-bodied...
JA 97

janeanson.com, October 2021

This is big-shouldered, with plenty of sculpted, carefully-extracted tannins. Layer upon layer of savoury and mouthwatering cassis and bilberry fruits, showing their creamy texture only once things relax in the glass...
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2022

One of the top vintages of Leoville Poyferre, the wine sports a beautiful dark color in the glass. The showy nose opens with black and red fruits, espresso, cocoa, tobacco leaf, smoke and floral aromas. On the palate is...
DC 96

Decanter, October 2023

3% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc add extra subtlety to this classy St-Julien. On the nose there are pronounced exotic characters with Asian spice and cedar wood, combining with plump dark plum fruit and juicy...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

The 2019 Léoville Poyferré is showing very well in bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of crème de cassis and wild berries mingled with notions of licorice, loamy soil, cigar wrapper and smoke. Full-bodied, velvety...
TWI 96

The Wine Independent, May 2023

The 2019 Leoville Poyferre is composed of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it charges out of the glass with bold notions of baked black plums and...
VN 96

Vinous, February 2023

The 2019 Léoville Poyferré is cut from the same cloth as the Ducru Beaucaillou, though without delivering quite the same panache. There is richness here, but it is contained at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, January 2022

Throws off some seriously gorgeous warmed plum, blueberry reduction and açaí berry compote aromas and flavors, laced with ganache and sweet tobacco from start to finish. Delivers ample structure in the guise of a cold...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, December 2021

Blackcurrant, wet-earth with fresh black-mushroom aromas. Some chocolate, too. Full-bodied with layers of beautiful, ripe fruit and creamy tannins. It’s chewy and focused. Impressive balance. Try after 2025.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2019
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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 2019 Leoville-Poyferre is an exceptional Bordeaux Blend from the renowned St Julien region of Bordeaux, France. With its deep, dark color in the glass, this wine immediately captivates the senses. It exudes elegance and sophistication, promising a truly remarkable tasting experience.

On the nose, this wine offers a complex bouquet of blackcurrant, wet earth, fresh black mushroom, and a hint of chocolate. These aromas intertwine beautifully, creating a captivating and enticing scent that invites you to take the first sip.

Upon tasting, the 2019 Leoville-Poyferre reveals its true character. It is full-bodied and boasts layers of beautiful, ripe fruit, accompanied by creamy tannins. The chewy and focused texture adds depth and complexity to the wine, while the impressive balance ensures a harmonious and enjoyable drinking experience. This wine truly showcases the skill and expertise of the Leoville-Poyferre producer.

Renowned wine experts have praised the 2019 Leoville-Poyferre for its exceptional quality. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 95 points, describing it as a wine with ripe fruit and creamy tannins that should be enjoyed after 2025. Jeff Leve also recognized its greatness, giving it a score of 97 points and praising its sensuously textured layers of dark red fruits and lusciously-textured finish.

The wine has also been highly regarded by Vinous, which awarded it a score of 97 points. Their tasting note describes a satin-like texture, fine acidity, and impressive precision, with a fabulous finish that showcases the wine's immense potential. Jeb Dunnuck was equally impressed, awarding it 98 points and highlighting its opulence, sexiness, and beautifully textured style.

Other esteemed publications such as Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Jane Anson, Wine Spectator, and Decanter have also recognized the exceptional quality of the 2019 Leoville-Poyferre, awarding it scores ranging from 96 to 97 points. They all praise its complexity, structure, and impressive balance.

In conclusion, the 2019 Leoville-Poyferre is a truly outstanding wine that exemplifies the best of Bordeaux. Its rich flavors, elegant structure, and impressive balance make it a true delight to savor. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further aging, this wine promises to leave a lasting impression on any wine connoisseur fortunate enough to experience it.