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.