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1989 Château Léoville-Las Cases

  • 96 WS
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52977-1989

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Greatest Leoville Las Cases ever produced. Superb concentration with a great velvety texture and ripe fresh flavors. Coconut and vanilla notes and a burst of fruit at the end; wonderful backbone.--The Bordeaux 50.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Still a strong dark crimson colour but some brick at rim. Savoury mineral nose then opens up to very ripe fruit. A little leafy. Dry, grainy tannins but sweet fruit and some chocolate sweetness on the finish. A mix of firm and leafy. A bit gruff, sweet/sour aftertaste. More Merlot than usual (c 25%). (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 91

    The 1989 tasted California-like in its ripe, sweet, black cherry fruit, nicely-integrated, toasty new oak, and clean, pure winemaking style. A tighter, more compact finish is the result of elevated tannin, but this is an outstanding, rich, medium-weight Las Cases that tastes less well-endowed than I originally predicted. It is built more along the lines of the classy, elegant 1985 than the blockbuster 1982 and 1986. The wine is still youthful, with no amber at the edge of its healthy deep ruby/purple color. It will improve for another 8-12 years, and then plateau, offering very fine drinking over the subsequent two decades. I overrated this wine from cask. As appealing as I still find it, it lacks the concentration and intensity I originally thought it possessed.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Bruce Lam
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: rsfj
  • Self | Rating: 95

    A very 'precise' wine as some describe Burgundy. All about structure rather than flesh. For a meal, for reflection. Just coming of age (it might have been too severe before)
    Author: jmv
  • Self | Rating: 87

    An uninspired effort from this second growth. Medium garnet hued wine that turns clear at the rim. Legs still show excellent color. Earth, red fruits, tobacco, herbs, and saddle leather in the bouquet. Clean and crisp with decent fruit and a fairly short finish. Excellent acidity (especially considering the heat of the vintage) with still slightly firm tannin. In no danger of turning over but this wine has peaked ? drink now to 2015.
    Drink Dates: 2004-2015
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 95

    At the top of its game but far from done I recently had the ''95 and '96 and this may not quite equal those but still excellent. Extremely balanced with good fruit and a good but not overlong finish
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Beautiful wine. 1.5 hour decant. Nose of a classic Bordeaux (earth, mineral, dust). Notes of blackberry fruit, tobacco, and earth. Long finish. Had against a 2012 Marsten Cab and this just blew it away (as we all thought it would)
    Author: rdalehite
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Clear. Deep ruby. No fading of colour at the rim despite the age. Clean, medium to pronounced nose of ripe plums and cherries. Hints of capsicum, leather and tobacco notes. Sweet spices - nutmeg? And notes of violet and mint as as the wine develops in the glass. Dry. High acidity, medium plus body, medium plus silky-velvety tannins. More capsicum and leather notes on the palate. Very long silky finish. Outstanding quality. Premium priced. Can drink now but can keep for at least another 15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2025
    Author: Ivan Chang
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Probably an imperfect bottle. Cork very damp and slid right out. Musty flavors with long, strange acidic finish. It did improve throughout the night. Great nose.
    Author: bhof2121
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Still very tannic, black coffee taste, balance there, but need to wait twenty more years
    Drink Dates: 2030-2050
    Author: Ilya S
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 2350 bottles owned
  • 357 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 357 collectors)