Chateau Le Boscq 1990 - Medoc Cru Bourgeois Superieur
Originally, the vineyards of Léoville Poyferré was one with those who are now the vineyards of Léoville Las Cases and Léoville Barton. The original domain was created by Jean Moytié parliamentarian in 1638. The wine is already well known, appreciated and loved ... the eighteenth century, through the efforts of its owner since 1740, Blaise Alexander of Gasq, Lord Léoville. Four of his heirs divided the field in the Revolution. One of them, the Marquis de Las Cases, owner of a quarter of the land, who have fled abroad, the other three were granted the Revolutionary State partial forfeiture of the domain, specifying bearing on that shift. This parcel will eventually become Léoville Barton. When sharing the remaining plots, which occurs in 1840, Jeanne Poyferré, granddaughter of Marquis, inherits the current field will take the name of Château Léoville Poyferré. Medoc wine classification comes shortly after, in 1855. The original property being divided into three farms, each is given the rank of Second grand cru. Resold several times, Léoville Poyferré échoie in 1920 in a northern family, now represented by Didier Cuvelier. Vestige of the upheavals of history, the Castle itself and the courtyard are always shared between the owners of Poyferré Léoville Las Cases and Léoville. Under the leadership of Didier Cuvelier and the oenologist Michel Rolland, Château Léoville Poyferré has the technical and human potential to rival his cousin. The modernization of cellars, the development of a second wine, Moulin Riche, and use a good proportion of new wood for the aging of wines (80%) contributed to the development of a complex nectar , incredible depth. Château Léoville-Poyferré is now known worldwide for its wines gorgeously velvety, delicate and elegant, exceptional longevity.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Grapes||60% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc|
|When to drink||2005-2025|
An exceptional vintage in quality and quantity. Second warmest year of the century after 1947, and sunniest after 1949. Most castles were harvested grapes of exceptional concentration. Because of the volume of the harvest, the wines are slightly acidic but equipped with powerful and velvety tannins. The best wines come from vineyards located on heavy soils (Saint-Estephe, Saint-Emilion) and properties having practiced draconian selection to limit yields. In general, the wines of this vintage are models of charm and distinction. The dry whites are grandiose, including Haut Brion and Laville Haut-Brion, which are emerging as wine legends. For Sauternes, harvested before red, this is an historical vintage. Powerful and complex, they represent absolute masterpieces of concentration and richness.