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2016 Château Léoville Las Cases

St-Julien, 2me cru classé

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival date is Fall 2019 help
 
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PRICE:
$275.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
214 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Sensational complexity of the last third of the mouth, and a near-perfect expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Médoc (75%), refined by 11% Cabernet Franc, which should be food for thought for those who abandoned this variety, and 14% Merlot. No Petit Verdot!" Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 56
(WFW, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 98


"A unique Las Cases that harkens back to some of the great classics such as 1985 or 1986 with its solid backbone of tannins and a walnut, licorice and blackcurrant character. Full and powerful, characterized throughout by a steeliness that shows its strength and energy. Better than the 2015. Ultra-classic." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/04/2017)

Rating: 98-99


"A brick house, with layers of cold charcoal, smoldering tobacco, warm cassis, dark plum and blueberry reduction flavors all working seamlessly together. The charcoal edge underscores the entire finish, which is focused and ridiculously long." Wine Spectator
(WS, 04/06/2017)

Rating: 97-100


"Léoville Las Cases is usually a brutish, powerful wine, especially when young. The 2016, on the other hand, is a wine of total finesse. There is almost no sensation of tannin, even though the wine has the highest degree of tannin ever measured here. Sometimes wines can go from the merely outstanding into the realm of the sublime. That is very much the case with the 2016 Léoville Las Cases. I could describe the aromas and flavors, but that seems superfluous for a wine that delivers so much pure pleasure. Silky (yes, silky) tannins wrap around a super-expressive finish laced with the essence of blue/purplish fruit, crème de cassis, lavender and blueberry jam." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 95-98+


"Amazing combination of the stoniness and backbone of traditional Las Cases with extraordinary vitality and energy, all overlaid with fully ripe fruit. Such richness! Round tannins but the most youthful wine I have yet encountered. Extremely minerally and thrilling. Jean-Hubert Delon bemoans the fact he will not be alive to see it at its peak, and is convinced it will shut down at some point. It is glorious to taste now. 13.6%." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/18/2017)

Rating: 19
Drink from: 2026-2050


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