Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Château Léoville-Poyferré Saint-Julien 1996

This was quite special. The Château Léoville-Poyferré Saint-Julien 1996 was opened at about 9am, double decanted, and finally left to sit for about 6 hours before emptied and used to wash down a Côte du Boeuf. Intense is a word that can describe just about every facet of this wine, but i will just say that this wine has plenty left in the tank, something that Left Bank wines take from the 1996 vintage and Right Bank unfortunately do not. Super tort tannins are ever present, with the wine moving through a wave of flavour and aroma profiles; mocha, black and blue berries, leather, dry spice and plenty more but the cocktail napkin I wrote my notes on got a bit smudged so that's all there is. Super sexy it was.

Drank with Côte du Boeuf - medium rare
Drink till 2030+
Quality cork 13.5%v/v $$$


  1. Beautiful. Was lucky enough to share in a 1982 of the same wine about a year ago. Was looking spot on then, so yes i would think plenty left in the tank.

    I doo keep an eye out for them at auction...

  2. I was fortunate to share this with four other fella's who are just gaga about Bordeaux. I can give-or-take, but when its on song there is not much too match its style