90-94 / 100
90-94 / 100
Cap Slightly damaged
Level Top shoulder
CHÂTEAU DUCRU BEAUCAILLOU 1986
CHÂTEAU PHELAN SEGUR Magnum 1986
CHÂTEAU MOUTON BARONNE PHILIPPE 1986
CHÂTEAU GRAND PUY DUCASSE 1986
(03-2008) A very deep garnet core – much more youthful and opaque compared to the previous vintage. The nose is far more introverted than the ’85 with tobacco, graphite and tar. It seems to be coiled up, demanding a few more years before it unfurls its aromas. After ten minutes in glass, it begins to reveal an attractive minty aroma, greater freshness and precision. The palate is full-bodied, much more tannic and a little drier than the ’85. On the surface, the previous vintage is more appealing but this has more depth and structure with a grainy-textured, savoury finish. It does not have the breeding of Las-Cases across the road, yet it is still a great Poyferre to enjoy over the next decade. Drink now-2025.
(05-2009) Delicately aromatic. Silky, fresh, fine and gentle. Reserved and elegant. Lovely, and beautifully balanced with a kick of spice at the very end.
(09-2004) Dark red color. Good intensity. Evolved. Nose of medium intensity. End. Fruity. Costs. Wall. Cedar. Civet. Very soft entry in the mouth, developing on a fine touch, then the wine is slender and at the same time ripe and juicy. Very Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice melting length, sappy and liquoricey. It's fine and very, very good. Looks like 86 with the maturity of 89.