Château Léoville-Las Cases

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

9.217 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

It's really nice but needs a lot more time in bottle. It's Achilles heal is that shows some green...issues with fully ripening. Dark cassis; blackberries, black plum, caramel, dark cherries, dark chocolate, mocha powder, rich moist black earth, leather, dry florals, bramble, nice acidity, it's ripe and elegant but shows the flaws of the 12 vintage. It will be interesting to see if this over achieves down the road as it does show that potential.

It's really nice but needs a lot more time in bottle. It's Achilles heal is that shows some green...issues with fully ripening. Dark cassis; blackberries, black plum, caramel, dark cherries, dark chocolate, mocha powder, rich moist black earth, leather, dry florals, bramble, nice acidity, it's ripe and elegant but shows the flaws of the 12 vintage. It will be interesting to see if this over achieves down the road as it does show that potential.

Oct 15th, 2016
Victor Charcan

White and black pepper, pencil lead, blackberries and plums. Volume in the mouth, fresh, good length, acidity and dark chocolate. 2012 drunk in July 16

White and black pepper, pencil lead, blackberries and plums. Volume in the mouth, fresh, good length, acidity and dark chocolate. 2012 drunk in July 16

Jul 7th, 2016
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Sure, it might be still a bit young, but close to it’s peak and delicious so why wait, it’s my birthday! Opened up faster than I would have expected for a 2012 Médoc, beautifully balanced cassis fruit, acidity and velvety, well-knit tannins. Elegant but still powerful, some sediment that was easily taken care with decanting. #saintjulien #médoc

Sure, it might be still a bit young, but close to it’s peak and delicious so why wait, it’s my birthday! Opened up faster than I would have expected for a 2012 Médoc, beautifully balanced cassis fruit, acidity and velvety, well-knit tannins. Elegant but still powerful, some sediment that was easily taken care with decanting. #saintjulien #médoc

Nov 2nd, 2019
E & K G

2012s drink well early. Friendly and approachable tannins mixed well with good fruit.

2012s drink well early. Friendly and approachable tannins mixed well with good fruit.

Aug 21st, 2018
Makoto Someya

Enough ripen fruity aroma. Black currant and, French oak flavor. Still have a bit strong acid. Compared with Lagrange, quite deep and concentrated. @4500, Evax - Stanley, 170928

Enough ripen fruity aroma. Black currant and, French oak flavor. Still have a bit strong acid. Compared with Lagrange, quite deep and concentrated. @4500, Evax - Stanley, 170928

Sep 28th, 2017
Stanislav Lobanov

(17+/20) Свежий, насыщенный аромат спелых чёрных ягод с нотами чёрного шоколада и ванили. Ароматы дубовой выдержки прекрасно интегрированы. Высокая кислотность и деликатные "fine-grained" танины. Насыщенно ягодное во вкусе. Отличное вино с потенциалом.

(17+/20) Свежий, насыщенный аромат спелых чёрных ягод с нотами чёрного шоколада и ванили. Ароматы дубовой выдержки прекрасно интегрированы. Высокая кислотность и деликатные "fine-grained" танины. Насыщенно ягодное во вкусе. Отличное вино с потенциалом.

Mar 28th, 2017
chao

Amazing

Amazing

May 29th, 2016
Quinn Roberts

Quinn had this 22 days ago

Quinn had this 22 days ago

Jun 22nd, 2020
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.2

Chris had this 4 years ago

Chris had this 4 years ago

Feb 22nd, 2016
IhsikA

IhsikA had this 6 months ago

IhsikA had this 6 months ago

Jan 17th, 2020