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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.
Decanter Jane Anson 95
There’s a succulent damson and cappuccino expression through the finish here, along with tautly constructed, bouncy tannins that are both expressive and powerful. It’s one of the more rich and round wines in St-Juliens, as fits the house style. A success in the vintage, underlining again that St-Julien has had an extremely lucky 2017.
James Suckling 95-96
Very tight and energetic finish to this young, new red with currant and blackberry character. Hints of crushed stones. Dense and four-square with a chewy tannin structure and a long finish. Very muscular. Serious encore to the 2016.
Jeff Leve 97
Before the licorice, black cherry, truffle, and cocoa-filled bouquet seductively arrives, you’ll notice a startling depth of color. Full bodied, rich and flowing with the darkest of red fruits and gently dusted with a blast of even darker chocolate, this wine is wrapped in cashmere. It is graceful and fresh from the very first dance to the long good-bye.
2/3 Le Guide Hachette
95/100 Parker Wine Advocate
17/20 Jancis Robinson
95/100 Wine Spectator
96/100 James Suckling
94/100 Jean-Marc Quarin