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Chateau Leoville-Poyferre 2me Cru Classe 1996

Winery: Chateau Leoville-Poyferre
Region: Saint-Julien
Wine: 2me Cru Classe
Variety: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1996
Attributes
UOM: 750ml

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.

93 Points - Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate,122.

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