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Leoville Poyferre 1993

Chateau Leoville Poyferre

24 years

Leoville-Poyferre is making greater and greater efforts to push the quality level closer to that of its neighbor, Leoville-Las-Cases. The hiring of the famed oenologist, Michel Rolland, the beginning of malolactic fermentation in barrel (started in 1994), a stricter selection process, and the construction of a superb new cuverie are all signs that Leoville-Poyferre is set to emerge as one of the stars of the northern Medoc. Dark ruby/purple-colored, with sweet, perfumed, blackcurrant fruit, this wine offers a round, supple entry on the palate, medium body, ripe fruit, not a great deal of power or volume, but fine purity, some intriguing chocolate and smoky notes, and a velvety-textured, lush finish. A high percentage of Merlot was used in the final blend, a fact confirmed by this tasty, elegant wine.

87 Robert Parker score

€ 900
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Chateau Leoville Poyferre

hateau Leoville Poyferre is a prestigious winery based in Bordeaux, France, located in the Saint Julien Appellation. It is classified as Second Growth, along with 14 other wines, as set in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.

The Chateau Leoville Poyferre used to be part of a larger estate alongside Leoville Barton and Leoville Las Cases, until 1840 when Leoville Poyferre gained independence as its own chateau. A relatively small plot of land, the vineyards measure just over 80 hectares, with an annual output of around 20,000 cases.

20,000 cases

Annual production

Second Growth

Classification

Saint Julien/Left Bank

Location/Region

80 hectares

Vineyard

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