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1994 Château Léoville-Las Cases

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 93 WA
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52977-1994

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Michel Delon, a great man, is the consummate proprietor, meticulously administering this vast estate spread out along the St.-Julien/Pauillac border, separated from Latour's finest vineyard by a mere ten feet. The 1993-95 vintages from Delon are brilliant wines. Leoville-Las-Cases remains one of the irrefutable reference points for high class Bordeaux. One of the more massive Medocs of the vintage, this opaque purple-colored wine exhibits fabulous richness and volume in the mouth. Layers of pure black-cherry and cassis fruit are intermixed with stony, mineral-like scents, as well as high quality toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, with a sweet, rich entry, this wine possesses plenty of tannin, yet fabulous extract and length. Leoville-Las-Cases is one of the half-dozen great wines of the Medoc in 1994. This lion never falls asleep on the job!
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: grapist
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Curiously, this was not nearly as rich or complex as the 1997 we had in August 2008 - and '97 was a |lesser| vintage. That probably means I opened this wine too soon. Decanted for approx. two hours. At first, it was tannic and somewhat hot. The bouquet was about average, and the midpalate somewhat tart and not giving up much of its fruit. After another hour in the decanter, it began to open up and the tannins and heat subsided, evolving into the flavor profile for which this Grand Vin is known. From that point forward I could detect more earthiness, cassis, mineral and a hint of white pepper (probably from the Cab Franc). Will wait at least three more years before opening another bottle.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2022
    Author: PurpleTeeth
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Dark purple in color and showing gravel, earth, dark berry fruit and mineral on the nose. Robust with dark cherries, more gravel and mineral and firm tannin on the finish. This wine opened up beautifully over a 3 hour period.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2020
    Author: whiskyguy
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Excellent wine in a not so great vintage. It has the finesse, the red core fruit that makes very delightful and the comlplexities and depth you expect for this super 2nd growth. Still has 3-6 years ahead of good drinking.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2020
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Light flowery nose with a little barnyard, medium ruby color. Initial taste of light red fruit, medium mouthfeel, great flavors. Devolves into a less desirable barnyard finish.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2026
    Author: Alexander C229
  • Self | Rating: 92

    One of my favorite producers in a challenging vintage. Still good and lively but lacking the depth and complexity of the '95 and '96
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 92

    This is a great wine from a rough vintage. Its weight in the mouth was surprisingly thick as opposed to the way it looked in the glass. Great mineral and and subtle fruit nose, at first blush, fruit leather with well balanced tannins and soft acidity. Not the shining star of bordeaux but very good. Not quite as complex on the mid palate but definitely showing some nuance of vanilla and bordeaux fruit. Good finish with a pleasent dispersion.
    Author: storms38
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

  • 957 bottles owned
  • 180 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 180 collectors)