2021 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 96 VN 96 DC 95 JA 95 JD 94 JL 94 WA 92 WS 91
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, December 2023

Excellent depth and complexity with a nice modern touch of cocoa powder to the black olives, pencil shavings, cassis, violets, black mushrooms and dark earth. Full-bodied palate with fresh, vertical tannins and lots of...
VN 96

Vinous, February 2024

The 2021 Léoville-Poyferré has developed into a fabulous wine. Surprisingly rich, the 2021 possesses notable depth. Kirsch, blood orange and wildflowers open first, lending a decidedly exotic, perfumed quality. On the...
DC 95

Decanter, April 2022

Beautifully fragranced on the nose - floral-edged ripe bramble fruits. Nicely detailed and presents, despite a clear youthful tannic structure this has layers of flavour with ripe and sweet fruit nuances balanced by a...
JA 95

janeanson.com, December 2023

Vivid plum colour, not quite inky but certainly one of the deeper of the vintage, and this is well extracted, carefully balanced with cloves, sage and white pepper spice, blueberry fruit, with coffee and cocoa bean, with...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, April 2024

The Grand Vin 2021 Château Léoville Poyferré from this brilliant estate checks in as 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot. It has a serious, concentrated, inward style as well...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2024

Licorice, tobacco leaf, chocolate, espresso, black cherries and smoked peppery notes create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, fresh, elegant and fruity with sweetness to the red fruits and a...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

The 2021 Léoville Poyferré opens in the glass with notes of minty berries, dark berry compote, pencil shavings and toasty oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and dense palate that's quite muscular and...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, August 2024

Dark plum and blackberry fruit is a touch sedate, but has depth and avoids the vintage's grainy feel as it integrates with the solid toast and tobacco notes on the finish, which shows a subtle tug of iron at the very end...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
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 2021 Léoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend from the St Julien sub-region in Bordeaux, France, is a red wine that has garnered attention from several esteemed wine reviewers. This wine, produced by Leoville-Poyferre, features a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot, and is sealed with a cork closure. It has an alcohol content of 13.0%.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, reviewed by William Kelley, awarded the wine a score of 92, noting its "minty berries, dark berry compote, pencil shavings and toasty oak." Kelley described the palate as "medium to full-bodied, deep and dense," with sweet tannins asserting themselves on the finish. He recommended patience for this wine to develop further.

Jane Anson gave the wine an excellent score of 95, praising its "vivid plum colour" and "carefully balanced" extraction. Anson highlighted the blend’s flavors of "cloves, sage and white pepper spice, blueberry fruit, with coffee and cocoa bean," and pointed out its "silky tannins" and good aging potential. She remarked that it is "one of the wines of the vintage" and advised laying it down for aging.

Jeff Leve of TheWineCellarInsider.com scored the wine 94, describing an aromatic profile of "licorice, tobacco leaf, chocolate, espresso, black cherries and smoked peppery notes." Leve emphasized the wine's "soft, polished, fresh, elegant and fruity" palate with a "creamy-texture to the finish."

Jeb Dunnuck also scored the wine 94, noting its "serious, concentrated, inward style" with "impressive red and black currant-like fruit." He mentioned additional notes of "graphite, smoked tobacco, spicy oak, and chocolate," and predicted it would evolve well over the next two decades.

James Suckling's review, penned by Zekun Shuai, awarded a high score of 96, lauding its "excellent depth and complexity" and "modern touch of cocoa powder." Shuai highlighted the wine's "full-bodied palate" with "fresh, vertical tannins" and a "flavorful, persistent finish." He recommended drinking it now or holding it for further aging.

Decanter also rated the wine 95, appreciating its "beautifully fragranced" nose and "floral-edged ripe bramble fruits." The review noted the wine's "layers of flavour" and "mineral grip," calling it "complex and sensuous" with "real class."

Finally, Antonio Galloni of Vinous gave the wine a stellar score of 96, describing it as "fabulous" and "surprisingly rich." Galloni noted the wine's "notable depth," "exotic, perfumed quality," and "fleshy and expressive" palate. He observed that while there is some new oak to integrate, the wine is "impeccably balanced."

Overall, the 2021 Léoville-Poyferre has received high praise for its depth, complexity, and aging potential, with several reviewers highlighting its standout qualities in the 2021 vintage.