The origin of the estate dates back to 1638. At the time, Léoville was the largest Médoc estate, divided over time and generations.
Léoville Poyferré will start the legend of this great wine in 1840 and will be consecrated fifteen years later, the Second Grand Cru Classé.
Didier Cuvelier will preside over the destinies of this jewel in 1979.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Slightly deeper than the one from 1997. The nose has a real juiciness: black cherries, blood orange, touch of tobacco and iodine. Very good lifting. Reminds me of Ribena after ten minutes in the glass! The palate is surprising Rich, very well structured, with beautiful and grainy tannins, very dense in the harvest, cohesive and focused with layers of ripe black fruits and slightly reminiscent of game at the end.
Of all the Poyferrés, this one comes closest to Las-Cases style (although without the level of concentration).
A commendable 1998. Drink 2012-2025 "
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Side dish: All meats, fish and as an aperitif