Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2008 vintage wine. This powerful, dense, full-bodied 2008 is still backward and uninvolved, but it possesses a dense purple colour as well as sweet aromas of creme de cassis, vanillin, crushed rocks, and flowers. With high but ripe tannin and a long finish, this wine will benefit from 5-8 years of cellaring, and should keep for three decades thereafter. Robert Parker. 92-94
Three essential elements enabled us to wait until the beginning of October for optimal ripeness: Man’s hard work, the Saint-Julien “terroir” and the welcome September sun. There was frequent rainfall from November to March, interspersed with very cold spells.
Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 7% Petit Verdot 3% Cabernet Franc
Harvest time: From 6th to 18th October
The origin of the estate dates back to 1638. At that time, Léoville was the largest Médoc property, fragmented over time and generations. The legacy of the grand vin of Léoville Poyferré began in 1840 and went on to be consecrated as a Second Classified Growth fifteen years later. Didier Cuvelier has presided over the destiny of this gem since 1979.