1990 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 97
  • JL 97
  • NM 94
  • WS 92

Reg: $389.94

$370.94

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Reg: $389.94

$370.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
Absolutely spectacular the1990 Leoville Poyferre is much more evolved than either of its two Leoville neighbors. Its opaque plum/garnet color is accompanied by a gorgeous bouquet of smoke charcoal creme de cassis and... Absolutely spectacular the1990 Leoville Poyferre is much more evolved than either of its two Leoville neighbors. Its opaque plum/garnet color is accompanied by a gorgeous bouquet of smoke charcoal creme de cassis and flowers. Fleshy and opulent it comes across like a St.-Julien with a Pomerol texture and allure. This beauty has reached full maturity where it should remain for another two decades.
JL 97
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, June 2016
Wow! As soon as the wine hit the glass, the beautiful cigar box, forest floor, cedar, cassis and spice aromas were right where they needed to be. Full bodied, rich, supple textures, refined tannins and a sweet, fresh... Wow! As soon as the wine hit the glass, the beautiful cigar box, forest floor, cedar, cassis and spice aromas were right where they needed to be. Full bodied, rich, supple textures, refined tannins and a sweet, fresh, vibrant, spicy finish made it complete. This is drinking at peak where it should remain for at least another 15-20 more years if well stored. 20 minutes in the decanter was more than ample for the wine.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2008
A deeper, more limpid colour compared to the 1989 with a very different nose – much more precocious with succulent black fruits, rose petals, iodine, macerated cherries and a touch of blood orange. Superb delineation and... A deeper, more limpid colour compared to the 1989 with a very different nose – much more precocious with succulent black fruits, rose petals, iodine, macerated cherries and a touch of blood orange. Superb delineation and vivacity. The palate is full-bodied, succulent black fruits, mocha, iodine and fresh figs, with a hint of prune developing in the glass. Rich and very expressive although I prefer the delineation on the 1989. Could be a Pomerol on the finish! Excellent.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 1993
A chewy wine with impressively rich aromas and flavors of ripe plum tobacco cedar and earth aromas and flavors and attractive velvety tannins. Drink after 1998. 18500 cases made. –JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1990

Label

Chateau Leoville-Poyferre is elegant, finely balanced and complex with intense color, velvety texture and excellent aging potential.

Winery

Leoville-Poyferre

With origins dating back to 1638, Saint Julien's expansive Leoville estate was the largest vineyard in all the Medoc at the time of the French Revolution. After various successions and changes, the estate was eventually divided into the three Leoville properties we know today: Leoville-Las-Cases, Leoville-Barton, and Leoville-Poyferre, established in 1840. The outstanding quality of Leoville Poyferre wines gained early recognition when it was ranked second growth in the 1855 Classification.

The various divisions throughout the history of the estate have split the vineyards of Leoville-Poyferre into five large areas. They include all the main types of gravely, well-drained soils present in Saint Julien and a balanced environment for the vines. This diversity contributes to the wines magnitude and complexity.

Chateau Leoville-Poyferre was most recently acquired in 1920 by the Cuvelier family. Didier Cuvelier has presided over the destiny of this gem since 1979. Chateau Moulin-Riche (from a specific terroir) and Pavillon de Leoville-Poyferre (from younger plots of vines) are also produced at the estate.