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Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1996

Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Julien, Bordeaux, France
  • RP 93
  • V 91
  • WS 90
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Winemaker Notes

A wonderful vineyard site and high proportion of old vines give this Chateau much potential. Increasingly richer and more complex, Leoville Poyferre is one of the rising stars in Saint Julien.

Critical Acclaim

RP 93
The Wine Advocate

This fabulous 1996 was tasted three times from bottle, and it is unquestionably the finest wine produced by this estate since their blockbuster 1990. Medium to full-bodied, with a saturated black/purple color, the nose offers notes of cedar, jammy black fruits, smoke, truffles, and subtle new oak. In the mouth, there is impressive fruit extraction, a tannic, full-bodied structure, and a classic display of power and finesse. The longer it sat in the glass, the more impressive the wine became. Backward, and massive in terms of its extract and richness, this should prove to be a sensational Leoville-Poyferre for drinking over the next three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2028.

V 91
Vinous / Antonio Galloni

Deep ruby-red. Expressive aromas of plum, currant, game, woodsmoke and tobacco. Denser and sweeter than the '97 or '98; structured but pliant. Finishes quite long, with dusty, very fine tannins nicely buffered by fruit.

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WS 90
Wine Spectator

Blackberry, mineral and citrus fruit aromas. Full-bodied, with slightly angular tannins, but fruity, with a pleasant tobacco undertone on the finish.

Chateau Leoville Poyferre

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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, , France - Bordeaux
Chateau Leoville Poyferre
Due to a division of the large Léoville estate, Château Léoville Poyferré was created in 1840 and included as a Second Growth in the famous 1855 Classification. In 1920, the Cuvelier family purchased the estate and Didier Cuvelier has been in charge since 1979.

Major investments were made to bring out the best in the vineyards, and the cellars were also renovated. In 1994, noted consulting oenologist Michel Rolland began to offer his precious... View More