In 1840 the Léoville vineyards were divided into 3 different estates, Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, and Léoville Poyferré. While the vineyards were separated, the buildings remained connected, just as they are today. Léoville Poyferré was purchased in 1920 by the Cuvelier family.
The 1855 Classified Second Growth, Léoville Poyferré 80-hectare vineyards are planted to 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The terroir is mostly gravel, with some sand, clay, and limestone. Very precise vinification on a parcel by parcel basis takes place in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. The wine is aged in an average of 75% new, French oak barrels for 18 months before bottling.
With a bigger, richer mouthfeel than any of its Saint Julien peer. Léoville Poyferré is on fire. Producing a wine this good in 2011 is really saying something. The complex nose of truffle, smoke, black cherry and earth lets you know the wine is good. If that did not seal the deal, the fresh, sweet, soft fruits and peppery finish is going to do the trick."
93 Points - The Wine Cellar Insider.