Château Léoville Poyferré Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

$465

There is no question that Leoville Poyferre was not making wines at the level of quality they have since 1990. That said, the 1982 is a great wine, no doubt because of the vintage rather than the winemaking at that time. A brilliant effort, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a sweet, flowery bouquet revealing plenty of creme de cassis, plum, and cherry notes, stunning concentration, a boatload of power, sweet tannins (the sweetest and easiest to taste among the St.-Juliens), and a long finish. Although close to full maturity, it has at least 20-25 years of life remaining. Robert Parker

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The 1982 Léoville Poyferré has long been one of my favorite Saint-Julien wines, and this does not disappoint. Dark in color, it has a gorgeous bouquet of mulberry, raspberry, melted tar and rose petal aromas, and a little exoticism courtesy of a dab of fig. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and quite dense black fruit that merges with blue fruit in the latter half. There is fine backbone to this Saint-Julien, which reveals cedar and graphite toward the fresh, convincing finish. Bottles are just reaching their peak, while large formats will last many more years. Tasted blind at "Xmas" lunch in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

The 1982 Léoville Poyferré has long been one of my favorite Saint-Julien wines, and this does not disappoint. Dark in color, it has a gorgeous bouquet of mulberry, raspberry, melted tar and rose petal aromas, and a little exoticism courtesy of a dab of fig. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and quite dense black fruit that merges with blue fruit in the latter half. There is fine backbone to this Saint-Julien, which reveals cedar and graphite toward the fresh, convincing finish. Bottles are just reaching their peak, while large formats will last many more years. Tasted blind at "Xmas" lunch in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

9.4

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Yummy Mag. All the stuffing.

Yummy Mag. All the stuffing.

9.3

Charles Antin Delectable Pro

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

Gorgeous and mature

Gorgeous and mature

9.3

Peter Mansell Delectable Pro

In magnum. Took a while to open up but outstanding

In magnum. Took a while to open up but outstanding

9.6

Jason Lede Delectable Pro

bretty x solid on the palate though

bretty x solid on the palate though

9.0

Sybaritewino C.Lawrence Delectable Pro

just what an aged BDX should be. tobacco, cedar, spice and length so nice. more please.

just what an aged BDX should be. tobacco, cedar, spice and length so nice. more please.

9.6

Christina Turley Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

My first '82 Bordeaux

My first '82 Bordeaux

9.6

Jordi Pazo

Vila. Cata Saint Julien. Bis cortesía catador. 200,00 62,5% CS, 29% Merlot, 2,5% CF, 6% PV. 11.03.19

Vila. Cata Saint Julien. Bis cortesía catador. 200,00 62,5% CS, 29% Merlot, 2,5% CF, 6% PV. 11.03.19

9.8

Melina Cortez

Spicy

Spicy

9.1

John Van Trijp

Bordeaux 1982 tasting at ** restaurant Treeswijkhoeve

Bordeaux 1982 tasting at ** restaurant Treeswijkhoeve

9.4

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