Château Léoville-Las Cases

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

9.32218 ratings
9.3584 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Dinner with friends, notes TBD.

Dinner with friends, notes TBD.

Dec 21st, 2019
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9.3

The 2004 Léoville–Las Cases has the tough job of following the 2005. It offers black fruit mixed with sous-bois, smoke and sage aromas, now moving into its secondary stage but without the intensity of great vintages like 2005 or 2010. The palate is well balanced, with off-dry tannin. Classic in style, fresh and poised, leading to a lovely, quite sensual finish that leaves you wishing for another sip. Very fine. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

The 2004 Léoville–Las Cases has the tough job of following the 2005. It offers black fruit mixed with sous-bois, smoke and sage aromas, now moving into its secondary stage but without the intensity of great vintages like 2005 or 2010. The palate is well balanced, with off-dry tannin. Classic in style, fresh and poised, leading to a lovely, quite sensual finish that leaves you wishing for another sip. Very fine. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

Dec 5th, 2019
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9.6

The 2010 Léoville–Las Cases has a very intense, multifaceted bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, orange blossom, pipe tobacco and light white pepper aromas. The oak is now fully enmeshed, and if anything it blossoms with aeration. The palate has softened a little since I tasted this in 2014, but there remains a wonderful arching texture, a fine bead of acidity and enormous length. The persistency here is outstanding, but there is also plenty of freshness. This may be a little more open than I imagined, though I would still give it another two or three years in bottle. Tasted at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

The 2010 Léoville–Las Cases has a very intense, multifaceted bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, orange blossom, pipe tobacco and light white pepper aromas. The oak is now fully enmeshed, and if anything it blossoms with aeration. The palate has softened a little since I tasted this in 2014, but there remains a wonderful arching texture, a fine bead of acidity and enormous length. The persistency here is outstanding, but there is also plenty of freshness. This may be a little more open than I imagined, though I would still give it another two or three years in bottle. Tasted at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

Dec 5th, 2019
Nick Apone

1990 Vintage

1990 Vintage

Nov 29th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Dense, juicy, ripe, lush, rich red, black, and even blue fruit / iron / power

Dense, juicy, ripe, lush, rich red, black, and even blue fruit / iron / power

Oct 29th, 2019
Jeff Loo

A standout for me, complex, tannic and pure. Dried red fruit and rose petals that lifted. Acidity was showing strong in the life blood of this wine. Easily another 20 years. For sure a hundred year wine.

A standout for me, complex, tannic and pure. Dried red fruit and rose petals that lifted. Acidity was showing strong in the life blood of this wine. Easily another 20 years. For sure a hundred year wine.

Aug 18th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Muted fruit. Too old, might not be stored properly

Muted fruit. Too old, might not be stored properly

Aug 11th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Tight as a drum one of the most backward 2000 Bordeaux I have tasted . Re visit in 5 to 10 years .

Tight as a drum one of the most backward 2000 Bordeaux I have tasted . Re visit in 5 to 10 years .

Jul 28th, 2019
Tracy Hall

Wow!

Wow!

Jul 17th, 2019
Andrew Steffensmeier

Plenty of acidity. Fruits are tired. Fine grained tannins. Hints of bell pepper. Dust and earth. Leather.

Plenty of acidity. Fruits are tired. Fine grained tannins. Hints of bell pepper. Dust and earth. Leather.

May 24th, 2019