The history of Château Léoville Poyferré is completely linked to the Gascon culture. Indeed, typically Gascon, the name “Poyferré” means a “point férré”, a section of pavement where horses and vehicles must wear irons. Classified Second Cru in 1855, this beautiful vineyard comes from the former Léoville estate, located north of the Saint-Julien appellation. In 1920 the Cuvelier family acquired this property. Since 1979, major investments in restructuring and modernization have been made by the Cuvelier family in order to enhance the buildings and the terroir.
Having retreated into its shell, the deep garnet colored 2009 Léoville Poyferré gives up slowly revealing notions of cigar boxes, pencil lead, charcoal, rose hip tea and fragrant earth with a core of preserved plums, crème de cassis, espresso and Indian spices. Full, rich, seductive and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, the palate features firm yet beautifully velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and spicy. [98 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown– March 2019 – robertparker.com]