Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.248 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Austin Hohnke

Needed 3 hours of air to really open up.
Hour 1 was as inaccessible as Kilimanjaro.
Hour 2 was tightly wound and muscular.
Hour 3 was waltzing with raspberry, blackberry, currant, cedar, potting soil, caramel, mushroom, and green stems. Powerful stuff with a mineral backbone. Looking forward to trying on day 2.

Needed 3 hours of air to really open up.
Hour 1 was as inaccessible as Kilimanjaro.
Hour 2 was tightly wound and muscular.
Hour 3 was waltzing with raspberry, blackberry, currant, cedar, potting soil, caramel, mushroom, and green stems. Powerful stuff with a mineral backbone. Looking forward to trying on day 2.

Dec 29th, 2023
Paco Suro

Hmmm.

Hmmm.

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The 09's drink so well young. The blackberries are so ripe and elegant already. As well, the tannins. Wire to wire this wine is consistent and will not disappoint. Black cherries, black plum skin, strawberries dance around the palate, minerals dry but so silky, dry black earth, touch of lead pencil, saddle-wood, dry red roses, very high acidity and a nice dark fruit finish that runs juicy to dry. It's going to be very good in 8-10 more years.

The 09's drink so well young. The blackberries are so ripe and elegant already. As well, the tannins. Wire to wire this wine is consistent and will not disappoint. Black cherries, black plum skin, strawberries dance around the palate, minerals dry but so silky, dry black earth, touch of lead pencil, saddle-wood, dry red roses, very high acidity and a nice dark fruit finish that runs juicy to dry. It's going to be very good in 8-10 more years.

Oct 15th, 2016
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.5

For the ages!

For the ages!

Apr 21st, 2013
Andy Hock

Plum, dried violet

Plum, dried violet

Sep 22nd, 2018
Lisa Fried

So mellow and smooth! Blackberries and a lingering finish.

So mellow and smooth! Blackberries and a lingering finish.

Dec 9th, 2017
E & K G

Very easy to approach after a quick decant to let it breathe (20-30min). Raspberries and cassis, with pretty tannins that are well integrated. Depends how you like your Bordeaux, but this is in a good drinking window.

Very easy to approach after a quick decant to let it breathe (20-30min). Raspberries and cassis, with pretty tannins that are well integrated. Depends how you like your Bordeaux, but this is in a good drinking window.

Sep 9th, 2017
Keith Crump

2009 drinking well

2009 drinking well

May 5th, 2017
John Van Trijp

94+/100. Best vintage ever tasted.

94+/100. Best vintage ever tasted.

Oct 6th, 2016
Dennis Vawter

White pepper, forest floor, savory, sour cherry, med+acid, med tannin.

White pepper, forest floor, savory, sour cherry, med+acid, med tannin.

Apr 28th, 2016