92–94. Barrel Sample. Made by the winemaking team of Léoville-Poyferré in Saint-Julien, this wine is always elegant. While it does have firm tannins, it is the rounded black fruits which are the standout. It will be ready after 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.