1975 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

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Reg: $199.00

$159.00

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Reg: $199.00

$159.00

This product is
out of stock

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 1996
This is one of the great successes of the vintage. However those with modern day tastes for soft easy-going supple wines may not enjoy the 1975 Leoville Las-Cases. Why? It is a tannic backward old style wine cut from... This is one of the great successes of the vintage. However those with modern day tastes for soft easy-going supple wines may not enjoy the 1975 Leoville Las-Cases. Why? It is a tannic backward old style wine cut from the mold of such vintages as 1948 and 1928. The color is a dark ruby/garnet with a hint of amber at the edge. The nose offers up distinctive mineral lead pencil sweet blackcurrant scents with flinty overtones. Full-bodied thick and concentrated as well as atypically muscular and powerful this should prove to be one of the longest-lived wines of the vintage. There are sensational levels of richness and intensity. While the vintage's tough tannin level ensures another 20-35 years of longevity the wine may dry out by that time. I thought this wine would be at its peak by the mid-nineties but it still needs another 5-8 years of cellaring. It is a very impressive albeit backward and hard wine.</P>
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1975

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The Grand Vin is the product of exceptional terroirs from the heart of the original Leoville estate. These are located mainly in the Clos Leoville-Las Cases, which you pass as you leave the village of Saint-Julien for Pauillac. They extend over nearly 60 hectares producing Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with a complex, polished expression and characteristics which are totally unique to the Grand Vin of Las Cases.

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Leoville-Las Cases

One of the oldest Medoc estates, Domaine de Leoville belonged to some of the wealthiest and most influential noble French families before it was acquired by the Las Cases family. Like many properties after the French Revolution, the estate was divided between 1826 and 1840 into the three Leovilles we know today: Leoville-Las Cases, Leoville-Poyferre and Leoville-Barton.

Chateau Leoville-Las Cases was created, thanks to a kind of birthright, from three-fifths of the original estate, including the very heart of the property. The Grand Vin has therefore been sourced from the best part of the original terroir since the 17th century.

Pierre Jean, Adolphe, and Gabriel de Las Cases were successive heirs to the property until 1900, when Theophile Skawinski purchased a share in the estate and became its manager. Leoville-Las Cases has now been managed by the same family since the late 19th century and is today represented by Jean-Hubert Delon, sole owner of the chateau and proprietor of Chateau Potensac in the Medoc and Chateau Nenin in Pomerol.