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1996 Château Léoville Poyferré, 2nd GCC, Saint-Julien

For our Christmas dinner I wanted to open a special bottle of red wine and after some research and thinking I bought this bottle of 1996 Léoville Poyferré. Why this pick? I wanted something big that pairs well with beef and something worthy, something from a great vintage. I assumed that while 2005 and 2000 would still be way too young, 1996 might start to open up and bring genuine high-end Bordeaux drinking pleasure. And I picked this Château because I absolutely wanted to have some Saint-Julien instead of Pauillac this time, a little less austere and with spice I presumed, and also an estate I never tried beforehand. Read the rest of this entry »

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