The Léoville estate was, along with Châteaux Margaux and La Tour de Saint-Lambert (now Latour), among the first to produce wine in the Médoc. Known then as Mont-Moytie after the then owner, the name was changed to Léoville by the descendants of the Moytie - the de Gascq family - in the mid-18th century. Iin 1840 the huge (200 hectare) estate was split between siblings. Pierre Jean de Las Cases named his Léoville estate after himself, as did the son-in-law of Las Cases's sister: Baron Jean-Marie Poyferre de Ceres. Still today the buildings are more-or-less contiguous and share parking. Today's owners, the Cuvelier family, bought the property in the 1930s, having previously purchased Le Crock in St Estèphe and the Haut-Médoc property Camensac. Subsequent to the purchase of Poyferré, they added the St Julien Moulin Riche to their portfolio. Current owner Didier Cuvelier has thoroughly modernised Léoville-Poyferré and since 1982 it has been among the finest wines of St Julien.
Case of 6 Magnums
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"This bottle has a very lifted, well-defined nose with blackberry, raspberry, earth and tar. Good definition. Autumn leaves. It has a ripe entry on the palate; chewy middle, solid, firm tannins, bright black fruits, redcurrant and cedar. Nice focus on the finish-discernibly good winemaking here but it needs more time." Neal Martin
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