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2000 Château Léoville Las Cases

St-Julien, 2me cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival is Summer 2021 help
 
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PRICE:
$395.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
14 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

Absolutely fantastic. This is one of the most exciting young reds I have tasted in a long, long time. It shows intense aromas of berries, currants and minerals, with hints of mint. Full-bodied and packed with fruit and tannins, its long finish is refined and silky. A benchmark for the vintage. Las Cases has always wanted to make first-growth quality in a top-notch vintage, and it certainly did in 2000. Best after 2012. 15,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2003)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2012


"Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2000 Léoville-Las-Cases is a quite fabulous, magisterial Saint Julien that is only just beginning to flex its muscles. It has a very intense and beautifully defined bouquet with mineral rich blackberry and bilberry scents, outstanding focus and harmony, and very well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, impressive backbone and focus in situ. There is a touch of mint infusing the fruit here, superb tension with a touch of mulberry and Hoi Sin lingering on the finish that still feels backward and sinewy. What was remarkable was to observe the melioration in the glass, achieving wondrous energy and delineation with time, still improving after a couple of hours. Buy it, cellar it, drink it. Tasted December 2016." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #229
(WA, 02/28/2017)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2025-2060


"Full, bright ruby. Superripe aromas of roasted currant, violet and black licorice. Powerful and highly aromatic in the mouth, with brooding black fruit, violet and chocolate flavors. A step up in acidity from the Clos du Marquis, giving the wine great vinosity and cut. Extremely long and aromatic on the finish, with big, chewy, thoroughly ripe tannins." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2003)

Rating: 95+


"Dark, brooding colour. Very introvert and still difficult to read though extremely solid. Then a polish and a suggestion of fireworks hints that this will be an extremely interesting wine with time. Very clean and appetising and bracing. Super-claret indeed!" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/18/2010)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2016-2040


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