2003 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 97
  • WA 96
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2003 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Incredible nose of crushed berry licorice violets and lightly toasted oak. Pure crème de cassis. Full-bodied with big velvety tannins and a long long finish. Solid. Best after 2011
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
An incredibly fresh, lively 2003 (the pH is only 3.6 and the alcohol is 13.1%), this wine offers a dense ruby/purple color along with full body and a remarkable nose of black currants, kirsch, lead pencil shavings and... An incredibly fresh, lively 2003 (the pH is only 3.6 and the alcohol is 13.1%), this wine offers a dense ruby/purple color along with full body and a remarkable nose of black currants, kirsch, lead pencil shavings and vanilla. Opulent, full-bodied and close to full maturity, it is a seamless classic that will age for 15-20 more years. Kudos to the Delon family for such a brilliant achievement in a tricky vintage. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
Full ruby-red. Plum tar cedar and nutty oak on the nose; less exotic than most '03s. Then massive and full on the palate; almost too big for the mouth. As silky as this is it also possesses very good acidity for the... Full ruby-red. Plum tar cedar and nutty oak on the nose; less exotic than most '03s. Then massive and full on the palate; almost too big for the mouth. As silky as this is it also possesses very good acidity for the vintage. Finishes with huge but lush tannins and superb length. The IPT here is 74 compared to 70 in 2005 and the alcohol is a tad higher at 13.2%. A perfect vintage of Las Cases for tasters who normally find this wine too rigorous but this still promises to be long-lived.