1986 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • IWC 97
  • WS 95

Reviews for 1986 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
The late Michel Delon always thought that this was the greatest vintage he had produced. We often tasted it side by side with the 1982, because I always preferred the latter vintage. Of course, the two vintages are quite... The late Michel Delon always thought that this was the greatest vintage he had produced. We often tasted it side by side with the 1982, because I always preferred the latter vintage. Of course, the two vintages are quite different in style, with the 1986 a monument to classicism, with great tannin, extraordinary delineation, and a huge, full-bodied nose of sweet, ripe cassis fruit intermixed with vanilla, melon, fruitcake, and a multitude of spices. The wine has always been phenomenally concentrated, yet wonderfully fresh and vigorous. The wine still seems young, yet it is hard to believe it is not close to full maturity. It is a great example of Leoville Las Cases, and another compelling reason to take a serious look at the top Cabernet Sauvignon-based Medocs of 1986. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. Last tasted, 9/02. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Saturated dark ruby. Cassis shoe polish camphor and rose petal on the nose; this reminded me of a great vintage of Latour. Dense and extremely concentrated; explosive yet totally backward. There nothing playful about this... Saturated dark ruby. Cassis shoe polish camphor and rose petal on the nose; this reminded me of a great vintage of Latour. Dense and extremely concentrated; explosive yet totally backward. There nothing playful about this infant claret. Finishes with extraordinary slow-building persistence. Very serious juice; one of the great Bordeaux of the 1980s. Drink 2010 through 2035.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 1992
Firm and focused with beautifully articulated currant raspberry and nutmeg aromas and flavors; very supple for such a lean-textured Bordeaux. Approaching drinkability but it can use until 2000 to soften.--Léoville Las... Firm and focused with beautifully articulated currant raspberry and nutmeg aromas and flavors; very supple for such a lean-textured Bordeaux. Approaching drinkability but it can use until 2000 to soften.--Léoville Las Cases vertical. (HS)