Source: Wine Advocate; Published: Nov 30, 2018 (RP-97+)
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Léoville Poyferré hits the ground running with intense cassis, violets, dark chocolate, menthol and fragrant earth notions complemented by nuances of cigar box and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is charged with energetic, super intense black fruit and floral layers, beautifully supported with super firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness. This liquid is simply alive in the mouth, culminating in an epically long finish that will leave your mouth practically tingling. WOW!
Drink Now: 2021-2050
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Friday, March 5, 2021 (JS-97)
Wow. The power and depth to this wine is super with a full , fleshy palate. Yet, it’s so tight and integrated with panache and energy. Chewy tannins, yet seamless and melted into the wine. Extremely long and beautiful. Very polished now. This needs at least five to six years to resolve the steely tannins that run through this wine. Take a look from 2024. A blend of 61 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 27 per cent merlot, eight per cent merlot and four per cent cabernet franc.
The magic of the summer solstice
As the saying goes, “After the rain comes the sun.” This rang true on June 21st, the first day of summer. Suddenly, as if by magic, the sun shone brightly and continued until harvest, bringing on a salutary dry spell after winter and a rainy spring.
Sumptuous fruitiness, unctuosity of 2009, balance and density of 2010… Such are the characteristics of 2016, with remarkable length on the palate, the seduction and elegance of one of the greatest vintages.
Our tasting notes – 2022
This youthful 2016 displays a bright, limpid garnet color with purple highlights.
Enticing notes of black fruit burst from the glass, expressing beautiful concentration and youthfulness. Hints of spice are revealed after aeration, giving this wine further depth.
Plump and dense on the palate, the tannins possess a generous, creamy structure. Hints of gingerbread and nutmeg complement the intense fruit. A remarkable finish emerges with elegance and freshness.
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Terraces of Mindel gravel, sandy-clay subsoil
5th to 20th October