1989 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 96
  • WA 91

$189.94

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$189.94

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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2010
Very ripe, with raisin and dried fruits on the nose. You can smell the sun-dried grapes. Full-bodied, delivering firm tannins and a very fresh palate. Long and flavorful, offering currant, berries and all sorts of dark... Very ripe, with raisin and dried fruits on the nose. You can smell the sun-dried grapes. Full-bodied, delivering firm tannins and a very fresh palate. Long and flavorful, offering currant, berries and all sorts of dark fruits, but turns lightly earthy and floral. This is a thoroughly complex wine. Just starting to really open into the mature 20-year-old wine it is, but such a great life ahead of it. Muscular.—'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. – JS
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 1997
My notes on the 1989 and 1990 wines have been consistent over the last three years. The 1989 continues to lose ground although it is obviously an outstanding wine while the 1990 continues to escalate in quality. The 1989... My notes on the 1989 and 1990 wines have been consistent over the last three years. The 1989 continues to lose ground although it is obviously an outstanding wine while the 1990 continues to escalate in quality. The 1989 tasted California-like in its ripe sweet black-cherry fruit nicely-integrated toasty new oak and clean pure winemaking style. A tighter more compact finish is the result of elevated tannin but this is an outstanding rich medium-weight Las Cases that tastes less well-endowed than I originally predicted. It is built more along the lines of the classy elegant 1985 than the blockbuster 1982 and 1986. The wine is still youthful with no amber at the edge of its healthy deep ruby/purple color. It will improve for another 8-12 years and then plateau offering very fine drinking over the subsequent two decades.</P>
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 1989

Label

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.

Winery

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.