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The origin of Léoville goes back to 1638. Following various divisions and successions, Léoville Poyferré was born in 1840. In the 1855 classification of Médoc wines, it was endowed with the rank of Second Grand Cru Classé.
Located in the prestigious Saint-Julien appellation, the vineyard covers different types of gravel soils, which contribute to the amplitude and complexity of its wines.
In 1920, the Cuvelier family acquired Château Léoville Poyferré (58 hectares), as well as Château Moulin Riche (22 hectares).
Established in 1885 on a terrace of more ancient gravel, Château Moulin Riche is named after its local “place-name”. The wines offer more supple tannins and another expression of the appellation. Quite accessible in its youth, it presents the balance and the elegance characteristic of Saint-Julien.
Ideally located in the northwest of the Saint-Julien appellation, Château Moulin Riche is composed of 20 hectares of vineyard in a single block.
From these terroirs are born wines that are absolutely delectable, yet they echo the elegant, structured style of the appellation.
A new chapter in the life of Château Moulin Riche would begin at the end of the 1980’s, focusing on a significant restructuration of the vineyard to better express its identity. At one time, it was the second wine of Château Léoville Poyferré, but later gained its independence as a ‘grand vin’ in its own right.
92/100 Parker Wine Advocate
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
90/100 Wine Spectator
92/100 James Suckling
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