18 RENÈ GABRIEL´S BX TOTAL: "Samtenes, würziges, kräftiges Bouquet, schwarze Beeren, Tabak, Lakritze, Brombeeren, Rauch, Röstaromen, schwarzer Pfeffer. Kräftiger, klassischer Gaumen mit guter Frucht, viel, fein trockenem Tannin, kräftiger, würziger Aromatik, maskuliner Struktur, langer, kräftiger Abgang mit guten Rückaromen. 18/20 2021 - 2036"
94 WINE ENTHUSIAST: "In an opulent style, this wine is full of ripe fruits and generous tannins. Juicy acidity gives it a fresh lift typical of the year, although this wine has a depth of flavor that promises well for its development. Drink from 2022."
92 JAMES SUCKLING: "A sleek and racy 2013 with mineral, blackberry and currant aromas. Subtle and perfumed. Medium body, silky tannins and a clean finish. Drink or hold."
92 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "The Cuvelier family managed to produce quite a nice wine in this very difficult vintage. The tannins have a soft, ripe quality to their texture, and so does the fresh, black cherry and dark plum fruits. Give this 2-4 years and should be even better."
91 THE WINEADVOCATE: "The 2013 Léoville-Poyferre has a lovely nose with simple blackcurrant and wild strawberry fruit, maintaining Didier Cuvelier´s more opulent style while retaining delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with gently grippy tannin, good acidity and structure, not complex but with a very impressive blackberry and cassis finish that lingers in the mouth. Chapeau Monsieur Cuvelier - one of the best Saint Juliens this vintage."
90-92 ANTONIO GALLONI: "Plums, blueberries, cassis, violets and sweet spices meld together nicely in the 2013 Léoville-Poyferré. Many of the signatures are in place in the 2013, they are just present in miniature. The fleshy, textured finish offers plenty of near and medium-term appeal. In a second tasting, the 2013 showed plenty of depth but also imposing tannins. It will be interesting to see how things develop in elevage here. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc."
90 WINESPECTATOR: "Shows good energy, with a vibrant, brambly spine that drives the plum cake, steeped currant and licorice flavors along. A solid bolt of singed apple wood pins down the finish. Best from 2017 through 2023. 12,894 cases made."