2020 Ch Léoville-Poyferré, 2ème Cru Classé, St Julien DOUBLE MAGNUM 1x300cl

Stock Description

In Bond per 1x300cl DOUBLE MAGNUM En Primeur


Tasting Notes

Neal Martin, vinous.com 95-97/100
The 2020 Léoville Poyferré builds on the success of recent vintages, offering intense yet exquisitely defined black cherries, wild strawberry, cassis and crushed stone aromas. It is high-toned as usual but not quite as hedonistic as the recently tasted 2018. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that belie the backbone of this Saint-Julien. Slightly lactic in texture toward the spicy finish; the oak will be assimilated by the time of bottling, leaving a very suave and sophisticated wine that will give 30-40 years of drinking pleasure. Easily one of the classiest offerings from this Saint-Julien in recent years. Drink 2025-2055

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate 95-97/100
Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Léoville Poyferré comes bounding out of the glass like an energetic young pup, delivering exuberant scents of crushed black cherries, juicy blackberries and warm cassis, with hints of ground cloves, dark chocolate, lilacs and tilled soil. The medium to full-bodied palate is wonderfully plush, delivering bags of ripe black fruits with a seamless backbone of acidity, finishing long and spicy. Drink 2027 - 2051

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com 17.5+/20
Dark crimson. Relatively voluptuous nose. Flattering initially but then with quite a charge of inky tannins underneath. Needs time. Notably dry on the finish but with good density. Rather more obviously dry and less flashy than some vintages. Very much made for the long term with a juicy, spicy undertow. Extremely youthful. Unusually, it seems drier than Léoville Barton. Full bottle 1,345 g. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Plot-by-plot fermentation and ageing for 18 to 20 months (still in train, as the notes explain). Here they admit they don't do the final assemblage until June. 13.7% Drink 2030 - 2053

Jane Anson, Decanter.com 96/100
Rich and concentrated with violet reflections and a wall of tannins. Well structured, it sets its feet deep in the ground and will need time to soften and develop. Good quality with depth. The tannins are far more present than the alcohol, setting it apart from the 2018. A yield of 35hl/ha. Harvest september 14 to 30. Planted blend (not 2020) 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Drink 2028 - 2042

Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine 94-95/100
Inky; closed to smell, blackcurrant-tight; rich, elegantly 'packed' wine, with a perfectly poised, freshly defining acidity and a superfine, velvety tannin, an overall effortlessly harmonious balance; ripe rather than 'sweet' long, graceful, rich, but not heavy, taut, close-grained, freshly ripe blackcurrant and mineral in flavor, very long across the palate, with a wonderful finish of subtle ripe fruit fragrance and fine gravel aromas. Most complete, a real beauty. (64% CS, 31% M, 3% CF, 2% PV; 13.7% ABV; 80% new) Drink 2030-50+


Colour Red Origin France
Region Bordeaux Claret ABV 13.50%
Drink From 2030 Drink To 2060
Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar

£349.00per bottle

Availability: We are unable to process an order for this wine online - please call 01275 434980 or email info@dbmwines.co.uk