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1975 Château Léoville-Las Cases

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 92 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52977-1975-750

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$149.95

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    A good vintage compared with the early 1970s. Paler garnet and some brick at the rim but still quite a bit of red at the core. The first really developed nose of this line up - liquorice and undergrowth and bloody and a touch of mint. Very bloody. Much juicier than I expected after the nose, high acidity, resolved tannins but a slightly lean finish. Acid starting to stick out. More old-fashioned style. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Starting to come out of its tight-fisted youth, but it's still firm, with moderately tough tannins. Flavorful and generous, with tightly packed, bright raspberry and currant aromas and flavors; fine length
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    This is one of the great successes of the vintage. However, those with modern day tastes for soft, easy-going, supple wines may not enjoy the 1975 Leoville Las-Cases. Why? It is a tannic, backward, old style wine cut from the mold of such vintages as 1948 and 1928. The color is a dark ruby/garnet with a hint of amber at the edge. The nose offers up distinctive mineral, lead pencil, sweet, blackcurrant scents with flinty overtones. Full-bodied, thick, and concentrated, as well as atypically muscular and powerful, this should prove to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage. There are sensational levels of richness and intensity. While the vintage's tough tannin level ensures another 20-35 years of longevity, the wine may dry out by that time. I thought this wine would be at its peak by the mid-nineties, but it still needs another 5-8 years of cellaring. It is a very impressive, albeit backward and hard wine.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Ilya S
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Dark red-mahogany, garnet color that is just beginning show some age; soft full nose of fruit and black cherries, but not the typical Bordeaux haberdashery notes; similar mature flavors with good fruit, body & balance; rich & complex; tannins are finally soft & integrated now; long elegant finish. A lovely mature Bordeaux.
    Drink Dates: 1996-2015
    Author: Anthony D526
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Decanted 1.5 hours, the core of this wine is still dark and opaque, the rim has a beautiful mahogany glow. The nose is super complex, full of dusty cassis and blackberry fruit, forest floor and moss, dried red roses and a hint of raisins. on the palate its medium-bodied, dry, the fruit is week but present, gentle red currants and raspberries all that wrapped in gentle tannin. Medium finish, a very pleasant wine but slightly over the hill.
    Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
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    Author: 1SK
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Mature
    Author: marv
  • Self | Rating: 92

    This is one of the great successes of the vintage. However, those with modern day tastes for soft, easy-going, supple wines may not enjoy. Why? It is a tannic, backward, old style wine cut from the mold of such vintages as 1948 and 1928. The color is a dark ruby/garnet with a hint of amber at the edge. The nose offers up distinctive mineral, lead pencil, sweet, blackcurrant scents with flinty overtones. Full-bodied, thick, and concentrated, as well as atypically muscular and powerful, this should prove to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage. There are sensational levels of richness and intensity
    Drink Dates: 2031
    Author: ruby
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.

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

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 532 bottles owned
  • 92 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 92 collectors)