1998 Chateau Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux - 91 pts - 750ml

1998 Chateau Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux - 91 pts - 750ml

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1998 Chateau Leoville-Poyferre Bordeaux - 91 pts!

Château Léoville Poyferré is an estate in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Médoc. It was rated a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, and was traditionally the softest of the three Léovilles. However, in the last few decades, the Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wine has gained weight and density.

The 80 hectares (198 acres) of vineyard are planted 65 percent to Cabernet Sauvignon with 25 percent Merlot, 8 percent Petit Verdot and 2 percent Cabernet Franc. The gravelly soils provide good drainage for the vines, which helps negate disease pressure and leads to concentrated fruit. In the winery, the grapes are cold-macerated for colour extract and aromatic purity, and fermented in stainless steel vats before aging. Château Léoville Poyferré is aged in oak barriques for 18-20 months, and the proportion of new oak has increased in the last few decades. It is now rated among the best of the appellation, but remains sensibly priced.


Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1998
Rating 91 WS
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Leoville-Poyferre
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator 91 WS - Well done. Aromas of black truffles and ripe fruit introducing a full-bodied wine with lots of fruit and velvety tannins. A mouthful. Amazing for the vintage in the Medoc. Best after 2006. 18,330 cases made. WS

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Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1998
Rating 91 WS
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Leoville-Poyferre
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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