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.
"Their second wine, the 2015 Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré is medium garnet-purple in color with a nose of black fruits, earth, olives and savory notions. Medium-bodied, firm and taut in the mouth, it has lovely vibrancy and pleasantly grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy."
90 Pts - The Wine Advocate.