1995 Leoville Las Cases 750ml

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1995 Leoville Las Cases

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International Wine Cellar | 94(+?)

Deep ruby-red. Deep, lively aromas of red- and blackcurrants, licorice, tobacco and grilled nuts. Great sweetness and silky texture in the mouth currently overshadows the wine strong supporting acidity and tight core of spice and minerals. The toothcoating tannins don't cover as much of the mouth as those of the '96 do, but this wine offers uncanny length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 78

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Wine Advocate | 95

If it were not for the prodigious 1996, everyone would be concentrating on getting their hands on a few bottles of the fabulous 1995 Leoville-Las-Cases, which is one of the vintage's great success stories. The wine boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, and exceptionally pure, beautifully knit aromas of black fruits, minerals, vanillin, and spice. On the attack, it is staggeringly rich, yet displays more noticeable tannin than its younger sibling. Exceptionally ripe cassis fruit, the judicious use of toasty new oak, and a thrilling mineral character intertwined with the high quality of fruit routinely obtained by Las Cases, make this a compelling effort. There is probably nearly as much tannin as in the 1996, but it is not as perfectly sweet as in the 1996. The finish is incredibly long in this classic. Only 35% of the harvest was of sufficient quality for the 1995 Leoville-Las-Cases.

Drink Dates: 2005-2025
Author: Robert Parker


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Wine Spectator | 95

Slowly builds on your palate, then delivers fabulous character and structure. Extremely well-crafted young red. Complex aromas of violets, berries, cinnamon and currants. Full-bodied, with extremely well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. 18,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2003-2013
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 96
Author: Peter B
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/29/2014
Score: 94
Author: wineangelo
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/26/2013
Score: 96
Author: NC
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/25/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2020
One of the 1995 vintage's major success stories. The wine is now fully mature with no tannin. The 1995 has a strong ruby/purple color, and exceptionally pure aroma of fruits and spices. The finish is beautifully long in this classic Bordeaux. A wonderful wine to drink now or save.
Score: 92
Author: Ilya S
Trust Rating: 85
Tasted On: 03/31/2012
Drink Dates: 2010-2030
very powerful and unusual flavors; but did not shine compared to other Las Cases vintages at the St. Julien tasting; but long life?
Score: 96
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/02/2012
Just a great wine with fabulous purity, fruit and balance. It would be misleading to call it young--it drinks so well now--but there are years left. Has to be one of the wines of this good vintage.

About This Producer


The Second Growth classified estate of Leoville Las Cases continues to produce wines of exceptional quality, rivaling those of the First Growth producers. The wines are full-bodied, concentrated and complex, and have tremendous aging potential. Typical blends consist of over 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, with lesser amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and a small amount of Petit Verdot. Bargain hunters should also keep an eye out for the estate's second label, Clos du Marquis.

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See other similar producers: Chateau Leoville Barton, Clos Louie, Chateau Cantemerle

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