"The 2014 Léoville Poyferré is gorgeous. Dark, sumptuous and ample on the palate, it possesses remarkable depth. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, scorched earth, licorice and menthol all flesh out as this radiant, deeply expressive wine shows off its considerable pedigree. The 2014 is going to need time to fully come together, but it is super-impressive."
94 points Wine Enthusiast
"The wine is concentrated with tannins that come from both the firm fruit and the wood aging. It is packed with blackberry flavors that come through the structure strongly. The velvet texture (that is just a hint at the moment) is going to bring out the richness of this wine produced with consultation from Michel Rolland. Drink from 2024."
94 points James Suckling
"A ripe, generous and substantial wine for this appellation with some real concentration. Plenty of beautiful currant and blackberry character, as well as a solid core of ripe, dusty and velvety tannins and enough acidity to carry the long, savory finish. Slight lean now. Better in 2024."
94 points Decanter
"Very deep red. Bold, ripe and fleshy blackcurrant nose steeped in new oak, without being too overbearing. Rich, dense, and flamboyant, very concentrated and intense. Fleshy and forthright, it has a long finish that's spicy and complex."
"60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. The team describe this as a vintage that has emerged as truly 'classic'. Deep crimson with some evolution at the rim. Really classy lift on the nose with a suggestion of sandalwood. Smooth as a baby's bottom but with real pace and energy as well as fantastically classic fruit and still quite a bit of tannin in evidence. A combination of St-Julien's immaculate balance with the château's usual extra degree of ripeness. Not flashy. Really very impressive indeed. But not quite ready. 17.5+/20 points."
Karen MacNeil, The Wine Bible
"Imagine eating milk chocolate candy bars your whole life and then someone gives you a piece of intense, 80 percent cacao dark chocolate. A whole new sensory universe opens in the chocolate center of your brain. That's how I've felt about the last several vintages of Leoville-Poyferre. The structure and intensity are formidable. The flavor is molecularly dense. The texture is molten softness. And yet the wine is not bombastic or out of balance. Indeed it is thrilling to see the flavors of Bordeaux taken to the nth power."