With Michel Rolland as consultant and the Cuvelier family, also owners of Léoville Poyferré in Saint-Julien, in charge, no wonder this is an impressive wine. It has put on weight since it was tasted at en primeur. Packed with tannins, dark fruits and potential, it is a wine for aging. Solid tannins march along with the black fruit, acidity and spice from wood aging. The wine will take its time and will not be ready before 2025.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.