Didier Cuvelier had taken over in 1979 and was undertaking a huge replanting programme, so the 1980s at this estate were a time of serious change that slowly but surely came through in the wines. At this point in time the consultant was still Emile Peynaud - Michel Rolland didn't arrive until 1994. It has sweet plum fruits with some hedgerow and bramble notes through the mid-palate, leading to a eucalyptus finish. Fermented and aged in 50% new oak, with malo in barrel - Poyferré was pretty much the first château in the Médoc to do this. (JA)
Delicately aromatic. Silky, fresh, fine and gentle. Reserved and elegant. Lovely, and beautifully balanced with a kick of spice at the very end. 17+/20 points. (JH)
One of the more developed of the Medoc’s 1986s, this dark plum/ruby-colored wine is already showing some pink at its rim. The wine shows medium body, some dusty, gritty tannins, yet a sweet, spicy, plummy nose with black currants, minerals, and underbrush. (RP)
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