1983 Leoville Poyferre 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Julien | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
1983 Leoville Poyferre
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Bordeaux Book(1998) | 90

This is a beautifully made wine, and certainly one of the two finest made at this estate during the eighties. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple. A classic nose of overripe black currants, plums, and sweet vanillin is followed by a wine with considerable opulence, and a seductive, fleshy mouthfeel. The wine's low acidity and gorgeously pure, rich fruit with copious quantities of glycerin make for a beautiful tasting experience. Although the 1983 has reached full maturity, it exhibits no signs of drying out.

Drink Dates: 1997-2010
Author: Robert Parker


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Score:
Author: Elsen
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 11/19/2012
90 points Robert Parker: "This is a beautifully made wine, and certainly one of the two finest made at this estate during the eighties. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple. A classic nose of overripe black currants, plums, and sweet vanillin is followed by a wine with considerable opulence, and a seductive, fleshy mouthfeel. The wine's low acidity and gorgeously pure, rich fruit with copious quantities of glycerin make for a beautiful tasting experience. Although the 1983 has reached full maturity, it exhibits no signs of drying out. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Last tasted 3/97." (Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition)
Score: 87
Author: floober
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/24/2009
Drink Dates: 2009
colour: garnet with light tawny rim. nose: dusty oak. cedar. classic old claret. very muted red fruit. taste: smooth on the entry but with little weight or depth of flavour. nicely made but in decline. I have had better bottles of this before so feel that this bottle is not representative. grape skin on the finish. a bit backward. disappointing. REVIEW TEXT. this wine was much improved after 3 hours in the decanter. I have re-scored higher to reflect this improvement.
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About This Producer


Classified as a Second Growth estate, Château Léoville Poyferré is a rising star in Bordeaux, well-known for its aromatic and velvety wines. In recent years, the style has leaned toward a more complex and rich nature, and the estate has been receiving increasingly positive reviews. The vineyards are planted to a majority Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc comprising the remainder. The Saint-Julien property has been owned by the Cuvelier family since 1921, and Didier Cuvelier has been in charge of the estate since 1979. Much of the chateau's recent praise is due to Cuvelier, with the advice of consultant Michel Rolland, who has implemented many improvements to quality and style at Leoville Poyferre. In addition to its grand vin, the estate produces a second wine called Moulin Riche.

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