Château Léoville Las Cases

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Comment later. Whoa! RP says "this dense ruby/purple wine has a stunningly pure bouquet of dark fruit, wet rocks, graphite, and subtle background toast/vanillin. Full-bodied, masculine, and very deep and concentrated, this titanic effort is at least 8-10 years away from its plateau of maturity." And I say this juicy berry is ready for duck, venison, and beef stew now. — 21 days ago

Klein Constantia

Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Muscat à Petits Grains 2015

David T

Sorry, short notes on this one. I had to get to Cape Point Vineyards.

This might be their most famous wine. Here is some history of this wine over the centuries. Napoleon Bonaparte had as much as 1,126 liters (297 gallons) of Constantia wine shipped in wooden casks each year to Longwood House, his home in exile on St Helena from 1815 until his death in 1821. The Count de las Cases reported that, on his deathbed, Napoleon refused everything offered to him but a glass of Constantia wine.

In Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's character Mrs Jennings recommends a little Constantia for "its healing powers on a disappointed heart"

In Charles Dickens' last (and unfinished) novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Constantia wine is served to the reverend Septimus by his mother.

My quick notes. They make several passes through the vineyard waiting for the perfect raisinated grapes. The body is, thick, sticky and sweet. Marmalade, both peach types, apricot, nut skins, dried pineapple, lots of residual sugar, great acidity and a rich, sweet, well balanced polished finish. Not entirely different than Sauternes. Thick D’Yquem of South Africa.

Photos of; the Klien Constantia Estate vines with the mountains painting the background, the door to Duggies Dungeon, horizontal stainless settling tanks and the fruit of this wine in its raisinated picking state.
— a year ago

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Great photos. And I love this wine.
Severn Goodwin

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Did they let you in the dungeon?
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@Severn Goodwin They certainly did.

Clos René

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1994

1994 vintage. Wonderful texture. Rustic (not Leoville las Cases), but who cares. Some spiky acidity. Time still in hand nevertheless. — 3 years ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

Quite lovely. Medium body, red fruit, integrated tannins, — a month ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

2eme Cru Classe Saint Julien 2003

Ron R

Mon dieu! Opened too early. Exceptional, but still requires another 3 years in the bottle. Tannic monster, but revealing it pedigree. So pristine and precise. A first growth in all but the designation.... — 9 months ago

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Ron R

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Hey @Mike R, Las Cases is probably my fave Bdx. It’s quality is right up there with the 1st growths, but costs half the price!
Mike R

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Totally @Ron R and found a six pack of 2009 about a week ago at a great price
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Nice @Mike R! Brilliant vintage. I just scooped up some of the 2012.

Fugue de Nénin

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

Delon family (Las Cases, Potensac) Great Pomerol for the price. 2014 is accessible in its youth. Little bit of a modern approach, but still has some nice tannin structure. — 3 years ago

Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

Delectable Wine

The 1985 Lafite-Rothschild is only a modest success in the context of the vintage. Here, it is totally outclassed by the 1985 Las Cases. Light, slightly loose-knit red berry fruit on the nose is complemented by warm gravel and smoky aromas, though it lacks a bit of energy. The palate is nicely balanced, not powerful but focused, with adequate freshness. As mentioned in my previous tasting note, this has dispensed with some density in recent years, and if your expectations are modest, it remains enjoyable. Tasted at Hameau de Barbaron in Burgundy. (Neal Martin Vinous, December 2019)
— 4 months ago


Brut Champagne Blanc de Noirs

Pear, peach, lime. Fresh tonic with bit of grapefruit. Welcome drink for Chateau Leoville Las Cases — a year ago

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Dominio de Pingus

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2003

One of the most stunning & beautiful wines I've ever enjoyed, and I've tasted many of the worlds best wines over last 30 years. A 1966 Leoville Las Cases is a close #2, a 1982 Mouton Rothchild, 1989 Pinchon- Longueville, 1997 Masseto, 1997 Insignia, 1997 Dominus, 2001 Termanthia, 2003 Clos de Papes... — a year ago