No Reserve set on this auction lot.“Black licorice and currants on the nose.Full bodied,with chewy tannins and a long finish.Still needs time to come together.Best after 2008”.
James Suckling (The Wine Spectator. ’95/’96 Retrospective).
“While not as backward as the 1996,the opaque,purple-colored 1995 Leoville Poyferre is a tannic,unevolved,dense,concentrated wine that will require another two to three years of cellaring.The 1995 exhibits toast,blackcurrant,mineral and subtle tobacco in its complex yet youthful aromatics.Powerful,dense,concentrated cassis and blueberry flavors might be marginally softer than the 1996,but there is still plenty of grip and structure to this big wine.Anticipated maturity; now-2030”.
Robert Parker. (The World’s Greatest Wine Estates).