Château Léoville-Las Cases

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

9.265 ratings
9.215 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Greg Koslosky

From a beat up bottle this was a classic Leoville. The 88s have amazing aromatics but some can be tannic . This opened up nicely after decanting and was a lovely vineyard driven Bordeaux .

From a beat up bottle this was a classic Leoville. The 88s have amazing aromatics but some can be tannic . This opened up nicely after decanting and was a lovely vineyard driven Bordeaux .

Jan 4th, 2019
Bill Bender

Overpowered in the flight and just killed by the 85 and 89. The fruit is waning and the finished is clipped and sharp.

Overpowered in the flight and just killed by the 85 and 89. The fruit is waning and the finished is clipped and sharp.

Sep 12th, 2017
Lewis Chester

1988 vintage. Medium ruby hue. Pencil shaving, dried violet petals, pot pouri, very expressive and complex. Wonderful. On the palate, very balanced and pure. Medium body and tannins - very integrated and fine. Good concentration and long finish. Hints of liquorice. Slight drying on finish. But basically at its peak. Excellent, even outstanding. With 2 hours in decanter, the wine is improving! The finish is improving too!

1988 vintage. Medium ruby hue. Pencil shaving, dried violet petals, pot pouri, very expressive and complex. Wonderful. On the palate, very balanced and pure. Medium body and tannins - very integrated and fine. Good concentration and long finish. Hints of liquorice. Slight drying on finish. But basically at its peak. Excellent, even outstanding. With 2 hours in decanter, the wine is improving! The finish is improving too!

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2015
Garrett Smith

Sommelier Restaurant DANIEL

8.6

In great shape, with verve, soft edges and bright mineral and red fruit. Fun tough to sushi. Still a baby!

In great shape, with verve, soft edges and bright mineral and red fruit. Fun tough to sushi. Still a baby!

Dec 24th, 2016
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

8.9

Brett bomb, and I love Brett.

Brett bomb, and I love Brett.

May 8th, 2016
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.9

It's good but it's not great and the 1988 should but profound.

It's good but it's not great and the 1988 should but profound.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Jay Christianson

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

8.9

Starting to get a little tired. Very tasty, but may be time to drink up.

Starting to get a little tired. Very tasty, but may be time to drink up.

May 22nd, 2015
Jay Christianson

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

9.5

Hard to complain! Holding up very well!

Hard to complain! Holding up very well!

Oct 10th, 2014
Jason Cooper

Maybe not the most most appropriate wine/food pairing but who cares?!?!

Maybe not the most most appropriate wine/food pairing but who cares?!?!

Sep 12th, 2014
John Wayne Ma

Tasted on 190615, smoky smell. Tasted fruity acidic initially, then turned to sweat hint. Later tannic then back to sweat again.
cost about $11k

Tasted on 190615, smoky smell. Tasted fruity acidic initially, then turned to sweat hint. Later tannic then back to sweat again.
cost about $11k

Jun 17th, 2019