St Julien 18
Now vying for title best of the Leovilles.
"Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2018 Léoville Poyferré begins sporting a veil of cedar, opening out to reveal profound notions of crème de cassis, warm kirsch, Black Forest cake and Indian spices plus hints of chargrilled meats and Sichuan pepper. Full-bodied and built like a brick house, the taut, muscular black fruit has a solid frame of firm, ripe tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with loads of savory nuances. “ 94-96+/100 RP Wine Advocate 95-98/100 Wine Spectator 97/100 Decanter