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2000 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 100
  • WS 100
  • RP 98
  • NM 97
  • ST 95

Reviews for 2000 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2014
A classic Las Cases with masses of mineral, floral and blueberry character. Full and chewy, with so much power. It’s just opening now.
WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Absolutely fantastic. This is one of the most exciting young reds I have tasted in a long long time. It shows intense aromas of berries currants and minerals with hints of mint. Full-bodied and packed with fruit and... Absolutely fantastic. This is one of the most exciting young reds I have tasted in a long long time. It shows intense aromas of berries currants and minerals with hints of mint. Full-bodied and packed with fruit and tannins its long finish is refined and silky. A benchmark for the vintage. Las Cases has always wanted to make first-growth quality in a top notch vintage and it certainly did in 2000. Best after 2012. 15000 cases made. (JS)
RP 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
98+ Along with the Medoc first growths, Leoville Barton, Chateau Montrose, Sociando Mallet, and a handful of other producers, Leoville Las Cases continues to make a wine meant for very long-term cellaring. When I did my... 98+ Along with the Medoc first growths, Leoville Barton, Chateau Montrose, Sociando Mallet, and a handful of other producers, Leoville Las Cases continues to make a wine meant for very long-term cellaring. When I did my earlier tastings of the 2000, my projected maturity dates were 2012-2040, but it is looking more like 2020-2050. This full-bodied blend of nearly 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc still has a youthful ruby/purple color, notes of graphite, kirsch liqueur, black currants, and lead pencil shavings, with good acidity, the tell-tale purity, layered ripeness and intensity, and a profound finish. However, with its high level of tannin and brooding backwardness, this superb effort needs to be forgotten for up to a decade. - Robert Parker
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2011
Tasted at Roberson’s Las-Cases vertical. The millennial Las-Cases is very well defined on the nose, although there is still a lot of oak to be resolved. Ripe blackberry and a touch of sloe, tobacco and graphite, a puff of... Tasted at Roberson’s Las-Cases vertical. The millennial Las-Cases is very well defined on the nose, although there is still a lot of oak to be resolved. Ripe blackberry and a touch of sloe, tobacco and graphite, a puff of smoke with time. Very controlled and assured, perhaps a little more generous than I expected. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, typically obdurate tannins, very masculine with tobacco and a touch of white pepper towards the finish.
ST 95
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni Vinous, May 2003
95+ Full, bright ruby. Superripe aromas of roasted currant, violet and black licorice. Powerful and highly aromatic in the mouth, with brooding black fruit, violet and chocolate flavors. A step up in acidity from the Clos... 95+ Full, bright ruby. Superripe aromas of roasted currant, violet and black licorice. Powerful and highly aromatic in the mouth, with brooding black fruit, violet and chocolate flavors. A step up in acidity from the Clos du Marquis, giving the wine great vinosity and cut. Extremely long and aromatic on the finish, with big, chewy, thoroughly ripe tannins.