1996 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • IWC 91
  • JR 91
  • WS 90

Reviews for 1996 Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux Blend

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