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The third among the great Léoville super-seconds. This was originally regarded as the first among equals and today, after a period of relative decline in the 1960s and 70s, it is once more challenging the other two Léoville properties. Poyferré, while a serious, dense and powerfully structured wine, is more approachable than the other two. It has a more vibrant, upfront, dark blackcurrant and mulberry fruit character and is an altogether more opulent style, partly achieved through a portion of the wine being put through malolactic in barrel. Nevertheless it remains very refined and elegant, an excellent expression of its terroir. 2000, 96 and 90 were all extremely fine examples and 2003 and 2005 look to have similar potential. This has now been confirmed by the quality of the 2009 and 2010 vintages. The second wine, Moulin Riche, is good to very good on occasion.

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Area under vines: 80 hectares
Soils: Garonne gravel, clay and sand
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Production: 220,000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 80% new oak barrels for 18 to 20 months
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 62,5%
  • Merlot 25,5%
  • Petit Verdot 6%
  • Cabernet Franc 6%
Second wine:  Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre


Other wine: Chateau Moulin Riche


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Château Léoville Poyferré, Le Bourg, Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, France
Type Wine
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru
Pavillon de Poyferre Saint-Julien
Chateau Moulin Riche Saint-Julien
Type Wine
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2002
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2010
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2005
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Pavillon de Poyferre Saint-Julien - 2009
12x75cl - 7 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2014
12x75cl - 5 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2013
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Moulin Riche Saint-Julien - 2010
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2004
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2004
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2010
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Chateau Moulin Riche Saint-Julien - 1990
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2009
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2015
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2016
Chateau Moulin Riche Saint-Julien - 2002
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2010
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2017
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 1929
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 1964
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2000
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