Château Léoville Las Cases - 1996

    Château Léoville Las Cases - 1996

    Bordeaux - 2e grand cru classé

    Country :
    France
    Appellation :
    Saint-Julien
    Producer :
    Château Léoville Las Cases
    Colour :
    Red
    Vintage :
    1996
    Size :
    75 cl
    Grape variety 1 :
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Grape variety 2 :
    Merlot
    Grape variety 3 :
    Cabernet Franc
    Robert Parker :
    98
    Wine Spectator :
    92
    €1,710.00*

    (€285.00 per bottle*)

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    In original wooden case of 6 bottles
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    Description

    Wine Advocate-Parker : The 1996 Leoville-Las Cases is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc picked between 25 September and 10 October (for fascinating insight, read Robert Parker's remarks about the blend with Michel Delon in the original tasting note). Now at 20 years, it has evolved into an absolutely stunning Saint Julien, clearly one of the best wines from the estate this decade. The bouquet is beautifully defined with intense black cherries, cedar, mint and a touch of oyster shell that seems to gain intensity in the glass.

    The palate is seamless from start to finish, extraordinarily pure, the 70% new oak totally assimilated of course, impressive weight and power allied with genuine finesse and tension towards the silky smooth finish. It stands as one of the best wines of the vintage without one iota of doubt and it will last 30-40 years without problem. You might call it proper Claret. You might call it delicious. Tasted July 2016.

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