1999 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien
Wine & Spirits
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A perfumed bouquet of flowers, jammy cassis, sweet oak, and truffles jumps from the glass of this ripe, classic, mid-weight claret. The wine is elegant rather than powerful. It possesses intense fruit, admirable ripeness as well as balance, and a long finish. Enjoy this beautiful, sexy Poyferré over the next 12-14 years.
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.
Léoville-Poyferré made a delicious wine in 1999. The nose has a tiny whiff of sweet cola. It has juicy up-front flavors of dark chocolate and raspberry cassis that carry through. This estate continues to crank out top-notch, user-friendly wines. 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot.