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1996 Leoville Poyferre St Julien Red Blend
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Vintage: 1996
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating:  93
Quantity: 12 available
Price: $138.00
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1996 Leoville Poyferre St Julien Red Blend
This fabulous 1996 was tasted three times from bottle, and it is unquestionably the finest wine produced by this estate since their blockbuster 1990. Medium to full-bodied, with a saturated black/purple color, the nose offers notes of cedar, jammy black fruits, smoke, truffles, and subtle new oak. In the mouth, there is impressive fruit extraction, a tannic, full-bodied structure, and a classic display of power and finesse. The longer it sat in the glass, the more impressive the wine became. Backward, and massive in terms of its extract and richness, this should prove to be a sensational Leoville-Poyferre for drinking over the next three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2028. RP