Château Léoville Poyferré 2013
• Domaine: Château Léoville Poyferré
• Appellation (AOC): Saint-Julien
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
Don't let the blanket vintage rating cloud your judgement of a wine. Château Léoville Poyferré proves how a master winemaker can overcome the challenges posed by a year with subpar weather patterns. Through meticulous selections, only the best grapes ended up in the grand vin, and the result is "one of the best Saint-Juliens of the vintage". What's even better, this wine is available to the sophisticated buyers as a great value buy on this name. Thanks to the vintage, this wine is enjoyable now, and will easily stay in its peak form for another 5-10 years.
"The 2013 Léoville-Poyferre has a lovely nose with simple blackcurrant and wild strawberry fruit, maintaining Didier Cuvelier's more opulent style while retaining delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with gently grippy tannin, good acidity and structure, not complex but with a very impressive blackberry and cassis finish that lingers in the mouth. Chapeau Monsieur Cuvelier - one of the best Saint Juliens this vintage." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (10/28/2016, Issue 227), Ratings: 91
"In an opulent style, this wine is full of ripe fruits and generous tannins. Juicy acidity gives it a fresh lift typical of the year, although this wine has a depth of flavor that promises well for its development. Drink from 2022." - Roger Voss, The Wine Enthusiast (3/2016), Ratings: 94
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