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2001 Leoville Las Cases

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-JULIEN
  • 93 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 17 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52977-2001
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($80-$85) Ruby-red. Aromas of kirsch, currant, graphite, minerals, camphor and smoky oak. Subtly sweet and penetrating, with lovely energy and clarity of flavor. Classic claret, finishing lively and very long, with the tannins reaching the front teeth.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A long, refined beam of gently mulled black currant and plum fruit is inlaid liberally with a smoldering charcoal note, while tobacco, ganache and warm paving stone accents form the background. A touch reticent through the finish, with the charcoal edge winning out. Shows lovely cut and length. Best from 2020 through 2035. 11,667 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Fermented blackcurrant wine gums! Sweet, smooth palate entry. Less grippy tannins than on many other vintages of this wine ' until the end when the finish is notably dry. Not a charmer but in LAcoville Las Cases terms this vintage is relatively open! Lots of acidity.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Jean-Hubert Delon thinks the 2001 Leoville Las Cases could turn out to be as good as his 2000. I'm not sure I agree, but it may come close. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19.5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2001 (which represents only 40% of the production) reveals notes of sweet vanillin intermixed with pure cassis, black cherries, and lead pencil shavings. Elegant and medium-bodied, it possesses a saturated purple color, high tannin, and a structured, backward feel in the mouth. This quintessentially elegant Las Cases needs another 5-7 years to hit its plateau of maturity. It will be one of the Medoc's longest lived wines of the vintage.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Ronn L
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Bright, opaque red, thinning out towards the rim slightly. A seductive nose of cassis, blackberry jam, flowers, mineral, pencil shavings and oak. On the palate it shows high acidity that makes the mouth water followed by suede like tannin, quite viscous, all this bursting with dark berry fruit, very fresh and primary wine at 12 years old as can be expected from this ChAÿteau . Needs at least another 4-6 years to come into balance. Impressive length and structure.
    Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
  • Self | Rating: 94

    outstanding wine. Very complex. Ready to drink with decanting.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2013
    Author: Ed K994
  • Self | Rating: 96

    This 2001 Las Cases is classic, elegant and superb. Has got much better with age. I would actually save my reamining inventory for 5 years.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2030
    Author: NC
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
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1430 bottles owned
  • 231 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 231 collectors)