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2005 Château Léoville Las Cases

St-Julien, 2me cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival is Summer 2021 help
 
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PRICE:
$335.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
33 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is breathtaking. Black in color, with incredible aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral, licorice and lead pencil. Full-bodied, with a mind-blowing texture of seamless tannins that coat every millimeter of the palate. Goes on and on, with licorice, currant and flowers. Time will tell if it's better than the 2000. Best after 2017. 20,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2017


"This is a prodigious effort. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc (only 37% of the crop qualified for Las Cases), this dense ruby/purple wine has a stunningly pure bouquet of dark fruit, wet rocks, graphite, and subtle background toast/vanillin. Full-bodied, masculine, and very deep and concentrated, this titanic effort is at least 8-10 years away from its plateau of maturity. The Delon family have produced another legend. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050+." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #219
(WA, 06/28/2015)

Rating: 97+
Drink from: 2023-2050


"The 2005 Léoville Las Cases is one of the most brooding, potent wines of the year. When will it be ready? The answer is not yet. Although I have had other bottles that have been showier. Inky, powerful and potent, the 2005 is a real showstopper. If opened now, the 2005 needs a good 12 hours in the decanter to start performing well. Over time, the 2005 shows it is just at the very beginning of a first plateau of maturity, with lovely aromatic complexity, layers of radiant fruit and tremendous structure to back it all up. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (88%) foreshadows the style that has now become the norm. Time in the glass brings out the red/purplish fruit nicely. Still, I would prefer to give the 2005 a few more years in bottle. The 2005 is a must have for readers who love Las Cases. Tasted two times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/15/2021)

Rating: 97+
Drink from: 2025-2055



(NM, 12/04/2019)

Rating: 97


"Great aromatic expression; an imposing body, very dense texture, and noble tannin from the dominating Cabernet Sauvignon. Great potential for the future: We are here at the level of a first growth." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 13
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 19


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