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Léoville Poyferré 1999

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > St Julien
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. One of my favourite ‘99s, this has a very lifted, well-defined nose that eschews the more opulent bouquet that Didier sometimes conjures. Blackberry, cedar, raspberry leaf, pencil shavings. The palate is medium-bodied, not quite as ebullient as the bottle in Bordeaux last year, but it has great vivacity and purity towards the finish. Sappy blackberry, boysenberry and strawberry with a touch of Asian spice. Excellent. Drink now-2025. Tasted June 2009.

Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, July 2009

Delicious red. Plenty of plum and blackberry character on the nose. Medium bodied with light silky tannins and a delicate, fruity finish. Best after 2003. 20000 cases made.

James Suckling, Wine Spectator (31/3/2), March 2002

Good inky/purple colour, ripe black fruits on the palate. Persistent and well-balanced.

Farr Vintners, June 2000

Dark, vigorous, peppery edges to ample summer pudding fruit.

Andrew Jefford, Decanter.com (6/2000), June 2000
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Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Another top flight effort from this estate...outstanding concentration, purity and balance. This delicious 1999 will drink well young.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000
James Suckling, Wine Spectator
Andrew Jefford, Decanter.com (Jun 2000), June 2000
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