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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. The estate has gone from strength to strength under the stewardship of Didier Cuvelier since 1979, who introduced many innovations and modernisations and increased the size of the vineyard holdings from 48 ha to 80 ha until he retired in 2017. The wines produced since the millennium are particularly fine. He has been succeeded by his niece, Sara Lecompte Cuvelier.Another wine, Moulin Riche,was long thought of as a second wine, but as in the case of LEOVILLE-LAS-CASES’S Clos de Marquis, it is made from a separate plot of vines in St Julien andis good to very good on occasion. There is a true second wine called Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré.(DM/NB)

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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
Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre
Type Wine
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2002
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2005
12x75cl - 2 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2008
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2005
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2001
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2009
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2008
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2007
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2002
12x75cl - 10 case(s)
Pavillon de Poyferre Saint-Julien - 2009
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2014
6x150cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2010
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Moulin Riche Saint-Julien - 2009
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Pavillon de Poyferre Saint-Julien - 2010
12x75cl - 2 case(s)
Chateau Moulin Riche Saint-Julien - 2009
6x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Moulin Riche Saint-Julien - 2010
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2009
12x75cl - 1 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2018
Chateau Moulin Riche Saint-Julien - 1990
Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien Deuxieme Cru - 2009
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 - 2015
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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