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Leoville Poyferre 1966

Winemaker's Notes:

Given the listless management that Poyferre was under during this period, it is<br/>a wonder that the 1966 turned out as well as it did. Now fully mature, this<br/>medium-bodied, stylish wine has good black currant fruit, a complex, yet<br/>restrained bouquet of cedar and spices, and a good crisp, clean finish. <br/>(Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition)

Chateau Leoville Poyferre:
In the reign of Louis XIII, in 1638, a certain Jean de Moytié, Counsellor of the Bordeaux parliament and a noble bourgeois of the town, owned a beautifully sloped gravelly vineyard near the River. This place, as was the tradition, was named after its owner and thus became the “Mont-Moytié.” Historically, the production of Mont-Moytié was among the first M&eac... Read more
In the reign of Louis XIII, in 1638, a certain Jean de Moytié, Counsellor of the Bordeaux parliament and a noble bourgeois of the town, owned a beautifully sloped gravelly vineyard near the River. This place, as was the tradition, was named after its owner and thus became the “Mont-Moytié.” Historically, the production of Mont-Moytié was among the first Médoc wines, along with the “Château de Margaux”, the “Tour de Saint-Lambert” or the “Château de La Fitte” in Pauillac and the “Château de Calon”, in Saint-Estèphe, which were all established before the period of civil war known as La Fronde (1648-1653.) These were the first estates to appear in the Médoc parishes, which were later to become commune appellations. Read less

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Given the listless management that Poyferre was under during this period, it is<br/>a wonder that the 1966 turned out as well as it did. Now fully mature, this<br/>medium-bodied, stylish wine has good black currant fruit, a complex, yet<br/>restrained bouquet of cedar and spices, and a good crisp, clean finish. <br/>(Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition)

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