1990 Château Léoville Poyferré

Community Tasting Note


94 Points

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - We double decanted for about 1 hour. Useful. A much better showing than last time and a gem of a wine. On open the cedar and earthy notes dominate but 1 hour post opening it developed nice and elegant soft red fruit notes, light spice. On the palate it is very much alive, like a 1990 should be, silky but firm tannin and with a lot of mid palate presence, good ripeness and overall balance . Granted it is difficult to justify its 200£ retail price but barring that it was a true gem. 94 and with easily another 10yrs ahead of happy drinking.

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