2003 Leoville Las Cases - Clos du Marquis 3.0L

France - Bordeaux - St Julien/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2003 Leoville Las Cases - Clos du Marquis
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International Wine Cellar | 90

($45-$50) Good ruby-red. Roasted plum, currant and leather on the nose. Thick, rich and deep, with uncanny sweetness and mouth coverage for this bottling. Finishes very long, with a suggestion of dried fruits and big tannins that are even sweeter than those of the 2005 (the IPT here is 71, vs. 65 in the '05).

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Wine Advocate | 90

The 2003 Clos du Marquis possesses higher alcohol (13.4%) than the 2003 grand vin, no doubt because of the higher percentage of Merlot in the final blend. This impressive sleeper of the vintage boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as abundant amounts of fleshy, black cherry and currant fruit interwoven with mocha, vanillin, and spice box. Pure, layered, upfront, and already delicious, it should be drunk over the next 12-15 years.

Drink Dates: 2006-2021
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 164

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Wine Spectator | 90

Very pretty aromas of blackberry, currant and licorice. Full-bodied, with velvety, round tannins and lots of attractive vanilla and berry flavors. Long. 9,500 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: James Suckling


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Drink Dates: 2013-2020
Author: Vinfolio Team


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Score: 92
Author: Ellca
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 11/17/2012
Drink Dates:
excellent
Score: 92
Author: gd10102
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 07/09/2010
Drink Dates: 2012-2035
I decanted this bottle for 2 hours before enjoying the blackberry, plum and currant flavors of this beauty. Initially, the nose was closed, but opened nicely to reveal spicebox and lavender along with the signature toasty oak. This will be perfect in another 2 or 3 years and will last for 20.
Score: 90
Author: Rick H.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/28/2010
Score: 90
Author: Tato
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Full-bodied, still quiet a lot of tannins but drinkable now. Blackberry jam nose, nice fruity taste and slightly sweet with an acidic ending note.
More Vintages and Sizes of Leoville Las Cases - Clos du Marquis:

2000 (750ml)

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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