1996 Chateau Leoville Poyferre

1996 Chateau Leoville Poyferre

1996 Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Saint julien, Bordeaux, France, 750ml
波菲
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Description

The 1996 Leoville-Poyferre has been a wine that has delighted and vexed in recent years. Now reaching its 20th birthday, the bouquet does feel a little disjointed with a tarry, herbaceous note that does not sync with the fruit. The palate is slightly better and the acidity is well judged. Yet that herbaceous, almost charred note comes through again and the finish feels dry and austere and a little bitter. Certainly compared to other Saint Julien wines, this is a Leoville Poyferre that falls short. Didier Cuvelier has numerous, much more successful wines to his name following this 1996, not a wine I would immediately reach for. I will resist scoring based on this bottle and seek to re-evaluate in the future. Tasted July 2016.
  • Alcohol %: 12%
  • Decant Time: 2 hours
  • Taste: blackcurrant, cedar, minty, oak, savory
  • Food Matching: roast lamb, beef bourguignon, mushroom risotto, aged cheeses
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon : 63%, Merlot : 25%, Petit Verdot : 7%, Cabernet Franc : 5%,

 

Tasting note

1996年的波菲堡莊園酒是聖朱利安葡萄酒的典範。酒體深邃,散發著薄荷黑加侖子的香氣,伴隨著雪松橡木的氣息。口感上,活潑的黑醋栗風味與新鮮的酸度相得益彰,緊實的雪松單寧為中段增添了層次。這款中等酒體的佳釀擁有細膩的單寧和平衡的酒精度,最終以長而緊致的尾韻作結。它是一款典型的波爾多混釀酒,已經優雅地成熟,展現出感性豐滿的風格,以及令人愉悅的甜美紅果結尾。

The 1996 Chateau Leoville Poyferre is a testament to the grandeur of Saint-Julien wines. With a deep and dark appearance, this wine exudes minty cassis aromas complemented by cedary oak notes. The palate is graced with lively blackcurrant flavors, fresh acidity, and tight cedar tannins that add complexity to the mid-palate. This medium-weight wine boasts fine tannins and a balanced alcohol content, culminating in a long and tight finish. It is a savory and classic Bordeaux blend that has matured gracefully, revealing a sensuous and plush profile with a delightful sweet red pit fruit finish.

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