1996 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • NM 92
  • ST 91
  • WS 90

Reviews for 1996 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1999
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... 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. - Robert Parker
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2008
A much deeper colour compared to the 1995. The nose is typical for the vintage: masculine with tobacco, cedar and a touch of tar. Give it time because it has better delineation and focus than the preceding 95. The palate... A much deeper colour compared to the 1995. The nose is typical for the vintage: masculine with tobacco, cedar and a touch of tar. Give it time because it has better delineation and focus than the preceding 95. The palate is medium-bodied, firm tannins, drier than the 1995 but better harmony and focus with a lovely sense of natural balance. Masculine, still a little tight but there is good breeding in this wine, the tannins never obtrude on the finish. Drink 2012-2030
ST 91
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 1999
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... 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.
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... 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