This Léoville Poyferré 2012 has a deep garnet colour, with hints of vermilion, a colour that indicates a wine in the process of evolving. The colour is brilliant and limpid.
A lot of elegance emanates from this wine when you put it on the nose. First of all, it delivers seductive notes of black fruits in brandy. After a delicate aeration, tertiary notes emerge; musky and roasted. The nose of this wine is complex and flattering.
On the palate, this Léoville Poyferré 2012 is frank and lively. The mid-palate is ample and reveals firm tannins that are beginning to refine. The aromatics are marked by this black cherry in brandy, pretty floral notes of peony and an almost chocolatey finish. The 2012 vintage is very charming.