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2020 Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Leoville Poyferre continues to be a standout in each vintage with its extroverted personality and extraordinary layers of concentration. This wine is no exception. Opaque in appearance and brimming with mixed black fruits and fruitcake spices, Boysenberry, baked blueberry and blackberry preserves cling to the glass and keep your attention with its silky and sensuous style. Some melted dark chocolate and roasted coffee fill in the background There is freshness and balance throughout. The finish lingers for several minutes and will be remembered for days. Over time this wine will certainly out distance and out perform others from the St. Julien appellation.

By W Peter Hoyne