Château Léoville-Las Cases

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

9.272 ratings
9.317 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The 04 has seen nice bottle evolution. The tannins are round & smooth. Ripe, round, elegant; blackberries, dark cherries, creamed black raspberries, faint strawberries on the side palate. Fresh red roses, raspberry cola, warmed dark earth, wet stones, soft baking spices, soft leather, touch of bay leaf, acidity is just about right, good structure, nice tension & balance and good length. The finish is full minute and is lush, round, ripe mixed berries.

The 04 has seen nice bottle evolution. The tannins are round & smooth. Ripe, round, elegant; blackberries, dark cherries, creamed black raspberries, faint strawberries on the side palate. Fresh red roses, raspberry cola, warmed dark earth, wet stones, soft baking spices, soft leather, touch of bay leaf, acidity is just about right, good structure, nice tension & balance and good length. The finish is full minute and is lush, round, ripe mixed berries.

Dec 4th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

It's soft, elegant and beautiful. Long presence on the palate. Core of sweet light & mid fruits, licorice, cola, fresh red flowers, rich black soil, dry pebbles, soft leather, tea, beautiful soft minerality, decent acidity and an elegant ripe fruit finish. Drink now and over the next 5-8 years.

It's soft, elegant and beautiful. Long presence on the palate. Core of sweet light & mid fruits, licorice, cola, fresh red flowers, rich black soil, dry pebbles, soft leather, tea, beautiful soft minerality, decent acidity and an elegant ripe fruit finish. Drink now and over the next 5-8 years.

Nov 21st, 2016
BurgundyFan

Good wine but needs more time

Good wine but needs more time

May 24th, 2016
BurgundyFan

Nice claret, speciness, balanced, quite ready

Nice claret, speciness, balanced, quite ready

Feb 28th, 2016
Tobin Trevarthen

Birthday wine. Classic Bordeaux. Getting better as it breathes. Big nose, dark berry, tobacco, leather

Birthday wine. Classic Bordeaux. Getting better as it breathes. Big nose, dark berry, tobacco, leather

Sep 13th, 2015
Mo Cherry

A little birthday wine for our buddy Nick

A little birthday wine for our buddy Nick

Apr 9th, 2015
BurgundyFan

A bit too young, should wait another 5 years

A bit too young, should wait another 5 years

Apr 7th, 2015
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.0

Had to put it next to Napa to bring out the Bordeaux but it's there.

Had to put it next to Napa to bring out the Bordeaux but it's there.

Nov 19th, 2014
James Alford

2004 vtg. Everything in its right place. In a very pretty, graceful place.

2004 vtg. Everything in its right place. In a very pretty, graceful place.

Aug 9th, 2014