1982 Leoville Poyferre

- 750 ml
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Wine Critic Reviews:

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

Sokolin 1982 Leoville Poyferre Tasting Notes:

What a mesmerizing, multi-dimensional masterpiece this wine is. Sampling it is like getting lost in a surrealist painting or a fragrant garden maze, exposed to the sounds and smells of nature in all its splendor. On the nose, you're offered a pungent bouquet of ripe plum, blackberries, cassis, earth and coffee, a combination that offers warmth and depth. The same can be said for what you will experience on the palate, as the intriguing and complex texture still leaves the wine incredibly easy to drink.

This approachability is juxtaposed with near-unprecedented levels of subtlety in the flavor profile, so there's something here for experienced winos and newbies alike.
While it's more than drinkable today, it's safe to say that this vintage will outlast many of its peers, so don't worry about leaving a few bottles in the cellar. Patience is perhaps the most valuable virtue in the world of wine, and yours will be well-rewarded.
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Product ID 11445-750-AI
Availability In Stock
Vintage 1982
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France
Producer Leoville Poyferre
Rating 95 RP
Region Bordeaux
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
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