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1999 Château Léoville-Poyferré

abv 13.5%
  • 89 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52978-1999

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    A perfumed bouquet of flowers, jammy cassis, sweet oak, and truffles jumps from the glass of this ripe, classic, mid-weight claret. The wine is elegant rather than powerful. It possesses intense fruit, admirable ripeness as well as balance, and a long finish. Enjoy this beautiful, sexy Poyferre over the next 12-14 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Delicious red. Plenty of plum and blackberry character on the nose. Medium-bodied, with light silky tannins and a delicate, fruity finish. 20,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Flattering and dry on the end. A bit tart and dusty.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Medium-deep red. Redcurrant, cedar and minerals on the nose, along with a cool minty aspect. Then sweet and supple in the mouth, with good flavor intensity and thrust but moderate nuance. Can't match the 2000 or 2001 for volume but finishes with ripe tannins and good length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: NC
  • Self | Rating: 88

    After 2 hour decant showed a slightly closed nose of black licorice, dark fruit and cedar. Improved slightly over 48 hours, but was never very compelling.
    Author: BCB
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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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 390 bottles owned
  • 81 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 81 collectors)