1996 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • IWC 91
  • JR 91
  • WS 90

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1999
...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... ...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...
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 1999
...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.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2011
Deep crimson. Not much nose; still quite youthful. Big mouthful of round, supple fruit and some gunpowder undertow. Attractive balance and a quite meaty still. I don’t think this would disappoint any claret lover. 17.5/20
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Blackberry, mineral and citrus fruit aromas. Full-bodied, with slightly angular tannins, but fruity, with a pleasant tobacco undertone on the finish. Just coming around.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2007. – JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1996

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

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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.