Château-Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 1982 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Château-Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 1982 750ml
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Château-Leoville-Poyferre St. Julien 1982

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The wines of Saint-Julien and those of Château Léoville Poyferré are first distinguished by their considerable aromatic complexity ranging from red fruits, such as cherry, to mushroom for older vintages.
Wine Advocate
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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, June 2009
Wine Spectator
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A gorgeous wine, and still holding back. A beautiful, perfumed red, with cherry, floral aromas. Full-bodied, very velvety, with a lot of fruit and a lovely structure. Will improve. Drink now through 2010.

James Suckling, November 30, 1998

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