Refined, cedary, subtly gravelly nose; elegantly balanced middleweight, fresh, finely, firmly tannic; long, complex, and close-knit to taste; ripe fruit and gravelly elegance but a very long-term tannin texture, too. Firm finesse! Classic Léoville Poyferré refinement, but the year’s austerity, too. 2018–30+.
Sam Leith m
Dark color, cedary nose, more polished texture than Barton; not so dense but with excellent balanced tannins; young, able to age a long time.
Slim and deep body, superb freshness of the fruit, long and brilliant without being over the top.