Château Léoville Las Cases

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

Just had this in Bordeaux a few weeks ago. Like most wines of this vintage it took a bit of imagination to fully appreciate. It is clearly time to drink this wine, it may be on the downhill side of life. Overall a good experience for what was not noted as a premium vintage, but is a very solid wine. — 8 days ago

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Cattier

Brut Champagne Blanc de Noirs

Pear, peach, lime. Fresh tonic with bit of grapefruit. Welcome drink for Chateau Leoville Las Cases — 3 months ago

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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

More gravitas and oomph than the Las Cases but a smidge less inviting. Still presenting substantial tannins but the fruit gets a foot in the water and shines with dark cherry, iron and soil. — 8 months ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Black fruit, vanilla, wood / rich, integrated, and deeply concentrated — 6 months ago

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Laurent-Perrier

Grand Siècle Cuvée Alexandra Brut Rosé Champagne 1985

Beautifully aged Rose Champagne drank in Bordeaux at Leoville Las Cases during dinner. Wish I could have enjoyed more than a couple of sips. Even when not drinking, wines like this should be at least sipped! — a month ago

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Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Jeff Loo Love the older label, what a spectacular older Champagne 🍾

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... — 5 months ago

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

Proof if any was needed that second wines are a very good bet in stellar years. Instantly enjoyable, and very drinkable now. — a month ago

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Klein Constantia

Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Muscat à Petits Grains 2015

David T
9.3

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 month ago

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Shay A

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Great photos. And I love this wine.
Severn Goodwin

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Did they let you in the dungeon?
David T

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@Severn Goodwin They certainly did.

Domaine de L'Arlot

Clos des Forêts St. Georges Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2008

A wine that is drinking superbly at the moment, the 2008 Nuits St Georges Clos des Forets, 1er Cru, from Domaine l'arlot has a complex nose of violets, mushrooms and forest floor. In the mouth, the wine is round and savoury. Differences respected, it gave the Leoville las Cases 2003, that we drank afterwards, a run for its money. — 8 months ago