2008 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • JS 95
  • WS 94
  • NM 94
  • WA 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2008 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
Super racy and balanced. Masses of licorice and currants intense aromas. Full and very silky with an intensity of fruit. Reminds me of the 1996. Best after 2015.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2010
This is loaded for the vintage with layer upon layer of crushed blackberry fig paste and mulled black currant offset by smolder-ing tobacco charcoal and anise notes. The finish is all iron and roasted earth for now with... This is loaded for the vintage with layer upon layer of crushed blackberry fig paste and mulled black currant offset by smolder-ing tobacco charcoal and anise notes. The finish is all iron and roasted earth for now with the density to be among the longest-lived wines of the vintage. Best from 2013 through 2023. From France.-J.M.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. We opened both bottles of the Château Leoville Las-Cases 2008 the first inexplicably missing a little substance but the second much more deserving. This has a very classic... Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. We opened both bottles of the Château Leoville Las-Cases 2008 the first inexplicably missing a little substance but the second much more deserving. This has a very classic austere bouquet with blackberry cedar sous-bois and tobacco. It has fine definition and comes across quite Graves-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins slightly dusty black fruit but with fine delineation towards the long graphite finish. Tasted January 2012.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
A classic style of Las Cases that is somewhat masculine for the vintage tannic and backward and less formidably concentrated than the 2009 or 2010 the 2008 needs 7-8 years of cellaring. Dense purple the aromatics are... A classic style of Las Cases that is somewhat masculine for the vintage tannic and backward and less formidably concentrated than the 2009 or 2010 the 2008 needs 7-8 years of cellaring. Dense purple the aromatics are closed but with coaxing and aggressive swirling notes of crushed rock black currants and some forest floor notes emerge. Impressively built medium to full-bodied layered and stunningly concentrated this is a sleeper vintage for Leoville Las Cases that should improve considerably given how closed it was the day I tasted it. It is another 30+ year wine from proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon. 93+
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2011
Full ruby-red. Deep mineral-driven aromas of cassis camphor peat and spicy oak. Large-scaled and deep; at once powerful and seamless with impressively concentrated sharply delineated black fruit and mineral flavors. ... Full ruby-red. Deep mineral-driven aromas of cassis camphor peat and spicy oak. Large-scaled and deep; at once powerful and seamless with impressively concentrated sharply delineated black fruit and mineral flavors. Seriously structured wine but at the same time quite suave. The rising very long finish stains the palate with black fruits. 93(+?)