1996 Château Léoville-Poyferré

1.5L Magnum


6 in stock

Appellation: Saint-Julien

Ratings: RP-93 NM-92  ST-91  WS-90

6 in stock


“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.” (4/1999) Robert Parker for Wine Advocate

“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. Tasted March 2008.” Neal Martin

“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.” (6/1999) Stephen Tanzer

“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.” Wine Spectator

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Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 14 x 4 x 4 in


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