The Leoville Poyferre 1996 is not really showing at the moment. In the bouquet matured fruit with notes of cassis, liquorice, pine needles and eucalyptus. On the palate fine balance and length, very good fruityness held together by a very fine backbone of acidity. Notes of pine needles and eucalyptus also found on the palate. Bottom line … Fine but also somewhat disappointing for a 1996, seem to lack a bit of midpalate concentration and the fruit is somewhat one-dimensional compared to Lynch Bages 1996.
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1996 September 26, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1989 September 23, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1999 September 22, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2005 September 20, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2000 September 11, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2003 September 10, 2012
- Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2008 April 15, 2012
- Bordeaux and Global Warming Attended a very nice Leoville Poyferre tasting in Copenhagen, where the vintages 2005, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1996 and 1989 were presented by Anne Cuvelier – head of public relations at Leoville Poyferre. One of the topics of the evening was global warming and the effect on Bordeaux. Anne Cuvelier made some interesting comments about the effects ...
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