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1985 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS98
  • NMWJ95
  • RP94

Reviews

WS98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 1996
A 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. Best after 2004.
NMWJ95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2010
Tasted 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... Tasted 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.
RP94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
The 1985 is a gorgeously open-knit Las Cases with a sweet nose of lead pencil, sweet black cherries and currants, and a hint of underbrush and new oak. Medium to full-bodied with expansiveness, supple tannins, and... The 1985 is a gorgeously open-knit Las Cases with a sweet nose of lead pencil, sweet black cherries and currants, and a hint of underbrush and new oak. Medium to full-bodied with expansiveness, supple tannins, and outstanding concentration, this is a beautifully made wine that still tastes like it is an adolescent and may even have an even greater upside as it continues to age in bottle. The low acidity and sweet tannin, however, suggest it has entered its plateau of maturity. Anticipated maturity: Now-2018. - Robert Parker