2010 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WE 100
  • JS 99
  • WS 99
  • NM 98
  • JL 96
  • WA 96
  • IWC 95
  • JR 90

Reviews for 2010 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

WE 100
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
A hugely powerful wine, full of dark, brooding tannins. It’s a wine for seriously long-term aging, a sculptural vision of classic Bordeaux structure with with classy, ripe blackberry fruits. It has fresh acidity and an... A hugely powerful wine, full of dark, brooding tannins. It’s a wine for seriously long-term aging, a sculptural vision of classic Bordeaux structure with with classy, ripe blackberry fruits. It has fresh acidity and an immense full-bodied character, cut through with mineral acidity. A great wine, with great potential.
JS 99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
The aromas to this wine have a beautiful purity of raspberries, blueberries, currants, and flowers that follow to a a full body, with super integrated tannins that are like the finest silk in texture. It shows elegant and... The aromas to this wine have a beautiful purity of raspberries, blueberries, currants, and flowers that follow to a a full body, with super integrated tannins that are like the finest silk in texture. It shows elegant and pretty fruit character and a reserve and finesse of such great years as 1989 and 1995. The bright strong acidity gives a crunchy and creamy texture. This has a tiny bit more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than 2009. Give it at least six to eight years of bottle age.
WS 99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Stunning and pure from the get-go, with intense cassis and blackberry fruit. Ultimately takes a slightly austere approach, with a wrought-iron structure driving along while pastis, black tea, licorice snap and asphalt... Stunning and pure from the get-go, with intense cassis and blackberry fruit. Ultimately takes a slightly austere approach, with a wrought-iron structure driving along while pastis, black tea, licorice snap and asphalt notes course underneath. Long and loaded with grip, this remains remarkably fine-grained. A very chiseled Cabernet that is wonderfully precise and incredibly long. Best from 2020 through 2040. – JM
NM 98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Cropped at 36.7hl/ha the Leoville Las-Cases is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc offering 13.7% alcohol and a pH of 3.56. It will be raised in 75% new oak. The nose is very intense with... Cropped at 36.7hl/ha the Leoville Las-Cases is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc offering 13.7% alcohol and a pH of 3.56. It will be raised in 75% new oak. The nose is very intense with notes of blackberry cassis tobacco and a touch of black truffle all very well defined and perhaps less generous but more cerebral than the 2009. The palate is full-bodied with exceptionally silky smooth tannins wonderful harmony and sense of beguiling composure and completeness. The finish is tannic driven by the ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. I expect this Las-Cases to close down for a few years...it will need time to mellow and reach its drinking plateau. Drink 2025-
JL 96
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc represents 36.7% of the harvest. The wine reached 13.7% alcohol which is l0wer than the 13.8% level recorded in 2009. Opaque purple in color this big... A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc represents 36.7% of the harvest. The wine reached 13.7% alcohol which is l0wer than the 13.8% level recorded in 2009. Opaque purple in color this big concentrated thick wine is stuffed with ripe cassis and fresh blackberries. Powerful tannic ripe fresh and dense this masculine wine requires serious cellar time to become civilized.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
The 2010 is a quintessentially elegant, classic wine of Bordeaux – firm, rigid, perhaps slightly lighter than most of the other St.-Juliens, but stylish, potentially complex, and reminiscent of the style of the 1986, but... The 2010 is a quintessentially elegant, classic wine of Bordeaux – firm, rigid, perhaps slightly lighter than most of the other St.-Juliens, but stylish, potentially complex, and reminiscent of the style of the 1986, but more concentrated and powerful. It is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc with a normal pH of 3.56. It was raised in 75% new oak and the alcohol came to 13.7%. This wine displays loads of black currants, cedar wood and vanillin, but needs a good 7-8 years of cellaring, if not much longer. It should last for 30+ years. 96+ - Robert Parker
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Bright ruby-red. Vibrant nose combines black and blue fruits, lead pencil and crushed-stone minerality, with a note of kirsch emerging with air. Utterly silky in texture yet extremely backward, with a medicinal quality... Bright ruby-red. Vibrant nose combines black and blue fruits, lead pencil and crushed-stone minerality, with a note of kirsch emerging with air. Utterly silky in texture yet extremely backward, with a medicinal quality keeping the penetrating dark berry flavors under wraps today. But with a powerful impression of tangy energy, a superb spine of saline minerality, and an extremely long, lively, firmly tannic finish, this classic Las Cases should be a knockout with 12 or 15 years in the bottle. 95+
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
Lively, appetising nose. Very Cabernet! This actually tastes very like classic Pauillac to me. Not that strong on body or concentration but well-balanced classic claret. Not for those of a modernist bent who might find it... Lively, appetising nose. Very Cabernet! This actually tastes very like classic Pauillac to me. Not that strong on body or concentration but well-balanced classic claret. Not for those of a modernist bent who might find it a bit skinny. 17/20
JJB 96
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2011
82% cabernet sauvignon 10% merlot 8% cabernet franc. Yields were only 36.7 hl/ha. 13.7% alcohol. Aged in 75% new oak barrels. Dark cherry blueberry and cassis reveal themselves on a sweet candied nose and notes of toasty... 82% cabernet sauvignon 10% merlot 8% cabernet franc. Yields were only 36.7 hl/ha. 13.7% alcohol. Aged in 75% new oak barrels. Dark cherry blueberry and cassis reveal themselves on a sweet candied nose and notes of toasty brioche offer lift and complexity. With massive tannins on the palate the fruit seems somewhat muted at the moment. Time should help bring this into balance. There is good length but without a more elegant expression of fruit this will turn out to be a drop-off from their blockbuster 2009.