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1985 Leoville Las Cases Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red - Second Growth

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France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
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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... More »

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Comm: 2008-2028 VF: 2000-2015

Author Pierre T184
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.121%
Tasted On 06/01/2015
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Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.81%
Tasted On 06/23/2013

Decanted 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 left

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Author Ilya S
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.097%
Tasted On 04/14/2013

This 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.

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Author Miguel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/24/2008
Drink Dates 2008-2028

Sampled at Les Millésimes 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.

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