1997 Château Léoville Poyferré

Community Tasting Note

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87 Points

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - This is a solid, proper bottle of claret. Classic, classy, tobacco, and dust on the nose. Tannic and somewhat dry on the palate. I think the fruit has clearly lost the battle, yet this has considerable freshness and purity, a classic expression of Cabernet. Mineral, cherry, rocks, and fading notes of blood. This has none of the weight of a great vintage of Poyferré, but it is solid, clean, proper. Quite enjoyable.

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