ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2015 Léoville-Poyferré is spectacular. Inky, dense and explosive, the 2015 possesses off the chart richness, with soft contours, no hard edges and exceptional balance. All the elements are simply fused together. inky blue/purplish fruit, chocolate, new leather, blueberry jam, exotic spice and violet notes are all beautifully delineated throughout. Fresh, vibrant and totally sexy, Léoville-Poyferré is one of the wines of the vintage. Don't miss it! Tasted two times."
DUNNUCK: "The 2015 Leoville Poyferre is cut from the same cloth as the 2016, yet is more sexy, rounded and opulent. Notes of cassis, licorice, crushed rocks, lead pencil shavings and graphite all emerge from this unctuous, ripe, pedal-to-the-metal beauty that's absolutely loaded with fruit and texture. Reminding me of the 2003, yet only fresher, don't miss this beauty. It should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 3-4 decades."
WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "One of those wines that seriously improved from barrel to bottling, the wine is lushly textured, with waves of sweet, dark fruits. There is length, purity complexity and the structure to age along with endnotes of blackberry, dark chocolate, licorice and tobacco."
JAMES SUCKLING: "A rich and intense red with blackberries, tar and spices. Black tea and blueberries. Full-bodied, very layered and multi-dimensional. Very long and flavorful. Such great texture. A dynamic and superb red. Drink in 2023"
DECANTER: "Sumptuous and perfectly balanced, the 2015 Poyferre seems to have outshone both Leoville Barton and Las Cases (the latter is pretty unyielding now and needs lots of time). There is an intense, fleshy, dark fruit core with fine, polished tannins and a lingering, fresh finish. It’s very elegant and precise with only 13.5% alcohol. Although Saint-Julien was affected by rain, there's no sense of dilution here. It finishes with a highly appealing stony, mineral textured aftertaste. Drinking Window 2022 - 2045"
WINE ENTHUSIAST: "Following the style that this estate has now adopted, this is an ultra-rich, concentrated wine. However its acidity and bright black-currant fruits contrast well with this solid base. Drink this impressive wine from 2026."
ROBINSON: "Dark crimson. Luscious glamorous fruit on the palate. I think this may be one wine that’s better in 2015 than 2016? Really compelling and focused."
WINESPECTATOR: "Dark plum cake, blueberry reduction and açaí berry fruit tilts this to the exotic side of the ledger, with warm ganache, melted black licorice and tar notes providing the spine through the lush finish. Displays some serious latent grip, so there's no rush despite the showy fruit. Best from 2022 through 2040."
WINEADVOCATE: "The 2015 Leoville Poyferre is deep garnet-purple colored with a nose of grilled meats, baked plums, crème de cassis and baker's chocolate with nuances of dusty soil and iron ore plus a hint of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, very firm and muscular in the mouth, it is built like a brick house with a mineral-tinged finish."
WEINWISSER: "Sattes Purpur- Granat, dicht in der Mitte, lila Schimmer aussen. Würziges Bouquet mit viel Druck, pfeffrige Noten, Edelhölzer, Tabak und rot- bis blaubeerige Fruchtnuancen. Im Gaumen reichhaltig mit viel fleischiger Substanz, sattes Extrakt, zupackende Adstringenz, noch sandig-mehliger Fluss. Er bleibt sich selbst treu und wird immer eher maskulin bleiben. Einer der kräftigsten Grand Crus seiner Kategorie."
FALSTAFF: "Dunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung, dezenter Edelholztouch, frische schwarze Kirschen, tabakige Nuancen, mineralischer Anklang. Straff, engmaschig, dunkles Waldbeerkonfit, präsente Tannine, zarte vegetale Würze, salziger Nachhall, wirkt etwas grün."