1985 Château Léoville-Las Cases
- 95 WA
- 98 WS
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Wine Spectator | Rating: 98A fabulous wine; one of the first great Las Cases. Full-bodied and rich, with the tannins extremely well integrated into an impressive background of fruit. Give it time.--Cabernet Challenge.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Tasted blind at Harry Gill's annual lunch. Always on the of finest Las-Cases of the 1980s, this bottle convinces with a complex, tightly-wound nose of blackberry, cedar, dried herbs, sous-bois and cigar box. The palate is full-bodied with firm, sinewy tannins, compact at first but fanning out wonderful towards a supple, lithe finish tinged with iodine. Marvellous. Drink now-2030. Tasted February 2010.Author: Neal Martin
Self | Rating: 95Author: Pierre T184
Self | Rating: 94Decanted for 30 minutes. Lean and suave but still has some tannin. Fans od great aged Bordeaux will love this. Those looking for more overt fruit should drink now, though this has plenty leftAuthor: Scooter
Self | Rating: 96Sampled at Les MillAcsimes du siecle, Le Grand Tasting, Paris. Young! Deep blue, very slight edge color change. Classic depth of aromatics, in equal measure of cedar, tobacco, floral fragrances, and dark fruit. Full bodied and mouth-filling. Integrated. Elegant. Precise. Delicious. Great length. Tannins fully resolved and everything in balance. While it does not quite reach the standard of perfection set by its younger brother from 2000, it is a pleasure to drink this mature St. Julien now and for the next 10 years. A wine that reinforces the pedigree of this chateau, and helps one to be patient with younger vintages which, while compelling now, will also become even more precious when they are as integrated as this 23 year old Second Growth Bordeaux. Wine presented by Yorick d'Alton of Famille Delon, long time ambassador for the chateau.Drink Dates: 2008-2028Author: Miguel L
Self | Rating: 95This was an excellent Leoville Las Cases, all classical Leoville as expected. However, my expectations were higher because in several articles I saw it described as the best (the emphasized) Bordeaux from the 80s and it was not that. Perhaps, not a great bottle so need to try again.Author: Ilya S
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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 885 bottles owned
- 167 collectors
- Average collector rating: 95
(Out of 167 collectors)