1996 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 98
  • IWC 96
  • WS 92

Reviews for 1996 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1999
Having previously rated it nearly perfect I was apprehensive of a letdown about tasting the 1996 Leoville Las Cases once it had been bottled but that concern was quickly dismissed once I put my nose in the glass. A... Having previously rated it nearly perfect I was apprehensive of a letdown about tasting the 1996 Leoville Las Cases once it had been bottled but that concern was quickly dismissed once I put my nose in the glass. A profound Leoville Las Cases it is one of the great modern day wines of Bordeaux. This wine's hallmark remains a sur-maturite (over-ripeness) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Yet the wine has retained its intrinsic classicism symmetry and profound potential for complexity and elegance. The black/purple color is followed by a spectacular nose of cassis cherry liqueur pain grille and minerals. It is powerful and rich on the attack with beautifully integrated tannin massive concentration yet no hint of heaviness or disjointedness. As this wine sits in the glass it grows in stature and richness. It is a remarkable seamless palate-staining and extraordinarily elegant wine - the quintessential St.-Julien. Despite the sweetness of the tannin I would recommend cellaring this wine for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035.
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
($168-$245) Saturated bright dark ruby. Perfumed vibrant very youthful aromas of cassis violet and bitter chocolate. Dense and powerful with great clarity of flavor thanks to a terrific spine of acidity. Almost painfully... ($168-$245) Saturated bright dark ruby. Perfumed vibrant very youthful aromas of cassis violet and bitter chocolate. Dense and powerful with great clarity of flavor thanks to a terrific spine of acidity. Almost painfully structured wine but not at all hard. Finishes very long and gripping with a note of bitter chocolate. Drink 2012 through 2040. 96(+?) points
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2007
Incredible nose of blackberry mineral cedar and currant. Full-bodied with silky and refined tannins and a medium caressing finish. It's a beautiful wine that begs to be drunk now but will age and improve for a long... Incredible nose of blackberry mineral cedar and currant. Full-bodied with silky and refined tannins and a medium caressing finish. It's a beautiful wine that begs to be drunk now but will age and improve for a long time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now. -JS