Château Léoville Poyferré 1998 - 2º Cru Classé


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The origin of the estate dates back to 1638. At that time, Léoville was the largest domain in the Médoc. Since then, it has been fragmented over time and generations. The legacy of the grand vin of Léoville Poyferré began in 1840, consecrated as a Second Classified Growth fifteen years later. Didier Cuvelier has presided over the destiny of this gem since 1979.


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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Slightly deeper in colour than the 1997. The nose has a real succulence to it: black cherries, blood orange, touch of tobacco and iodine. Very good lift. It reminds me of Ribena after ten minutes in the glass! The palate is surprisingly rich, very well structured with lovely, grainy tannins. Very dense of the vintage, cohesive and focused with layers of ripe, slightly gamey black fruits on the finish.

Of all the Poyferré, this comes closest to Las-Cases in style (though without the level of concentration).

A commendable 1998. Drink 2012-2025"

Volume
75cl
Vintage
1998
Grapes
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Alcohol
13%
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Regional DOC
Saint-Julien
Type
Red Wine
Recommendations
Meat, Fish, Aperitif