Ratings & Tasting notes:
92 points John Gilman
I loved the style of the old, soil-driven and classic vintages of Leoville-Poyferré, of which the 1985 is certainly one. The wine offers up a deep, complex and very classy bouquet of black cherries, tobacco leaf, really lovely and complex soil tones, just a faint touch of eucalyptus, smoke and espresso. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and very transparent, with a great core of fruit, still a fair bit of tannin to resolve and outstanding focus and complexity on the very long and classy finish. This lovely ’85 towers above the slickly modern, pumped up and new oaky renditions that the estate is currently turning out from this great patch of dirt! (9/2014)
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 60% humidity since purchase.
The bottle shown is the exact item being sold.