Château Léoville-Las Cases

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

9.4120 ratings
9.328 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York

8.8

Extremely firm - Almost Pauillac like - a little vegetal in the finish increased its austerity

Extremely firm - Almost Pauillac like - a little vegetal in the finish increased its austerity

5 people found it helpfulJul 24th, 2014
Doug Powers

Towering about the other 5 wines in tonight's blind tasting, massive redfruits, great acidity hides the massive tannins, great wine that seems close to first growth quality!!

Towering about the other 5 wines in tonight's blind tasting, massive redfruits, great acidity hides the massive tannins, great wine that seems close to first growth quality!!

3 people found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2014
Lewis Chester

1986 vintage. Chrismaka lunch at the house. Served after 3.5hr decant (which was probably a few hours short of what I would do next time round). Medium garnet hue - the only true sign of age I found in the wine. Strong pencil sharpening, creme cassis and smoke. Cedar. Very youthful. A lot of fruit. Amazingly youthful. Complex. On the palate, medium plus acidity and tannins - ripe. Medium alcohol. Medium plus concentration of flavour. Balanced. Very long finish. Depth and balance. This is so young still. Don't open for another 10+ years. Drink 2026-2056+. Wonderful potential, but still a baby. Is there a wine on the planet built for the long term better than Las Cases? NB: this is superior to the 1982 I had a month ago.

1986 vintage. Chrismaka lunch at the house. Served after 3.5hr decant (which was probably a few hours short of what I would do next time round). Medium garnet hue - the only true sign of age I found in the wine. Strong pencil sharpening, creme cassis and smoke. Cedar. Very youthful. A lot of fruit. Amazingly youthful. Complex. On the palate, medium plus acidity and tannins - ripe. Medium alcohol. Medium plus concentration of flavour. Balanced. Very long finish. Depth and balance. This is so young still. Don't open for another 10+ years. Drink 2026-2056+. Wonderful potential, but still a baby. Is there a wine on the planet built for the long term better than Las Cases? NB: this is superior to the 1982 I had a month ago.

2 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2016
Eric LaMasters

Lovely herb on the nose. Still had very nice fruit. The texture was very silky. Lovely!!

Lovely herb on the nose. Still had very nice fruit. The texture was very silky. Lovely!!

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2017
Todd W
9.3

Nose of earth, currants and leather. Big and tannic as one would expect for an '86 Bordeaux. Solid and enjoyable; preferred aromas more than flavors.

Nose of earth, currants and leather. Big and tannic as one would expect for an '86 Bordeaux. Solid and enjoyable; preferred aromas more than flavors.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2016
Pooneet Kant

Really excellent. No where near too old. Needs a two hour decant. Excellent acid, deep Bordeaux fruit characteristics, excellent with a big ribeye.

Really excellent. No where near too old. Needs a two hour decant. Excellent acid, deep Bordeaux fruit characteristics, excellent with a big ribeye.

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2016
Evandro Pereira

Very fresh but still a bit more tannic than I expected

Very fresh but still a bit more tannic than I expected

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2014
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.3

This wine is massive and still full of potential. Would have enjoyed it on day 2but left the rest for the staff at the restaurant.

This wine is massive and still full of potential. Would have enjoyed it on day 2but left the rest for the staff at the restaurant.

Mar 17th, 2017
Joe Campanale

Beverage Director/Partner dell’anima, L’Artusi, Anfora, and L’Apicio

9.1

Very soft and fresh. but lacks some complexity. Might need to open longer? 1 hour in the decanter

Very soft and fresh. but lacks some complexity. Might need to open longer? 1 hour in the decanter

Mar 22nd, 2015
Brittany Hastings

Really holding up.

Really holding up.

Jan 28th, 2015