Château-Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 1995 Bottle

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SKU 11742

750ml Bottle

Planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, with an average vine age of 25+ years, Léoville Poyferré was classified as a Second Growth in 1855. Today, under the guidance of consulting oenologist Michel Rolland, Léoville Poyferré has made great strides in the last decade with the elevated use of new oak and modernizations in the cellars. The estate is considered to have enormous potential and the ability to make profound red wines.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Château-Leoville-Poyferre
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorBlack licorice and currants on the nose. Very fragrant. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Still needs time to come together.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008.

James Suckling, 2007
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateWhile not as backward as the 1996, the opaque purple-colored 1995 is a tannic, unevolved, dense, concentrated wine that will require 8-10 years of cellaring. The 1995 exhibits pain grille, blackcurrant, mineral, and subtle tobacco in its complex yet youthful aromatics. Powerful, dense, concentrated cassis and blueberry flavors might be marginally softer than in the 1996, but there is still plenty of grip and structure to this big wine. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030.

Robert Parker, February 1998
  • st90

International Wine CellarDeep ruby-red. Bright, enticing aromas of redcurrant, minerals and tobacco; not quite as ripe as the '96. Lovely sweetness and clarity of flavor in the mouth. More supple than the '96, and likely to be approachable much earlier. Finishes with substantial, tongue-coating tannins.

Stephen Tanzer, May 1998