2010 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 98
  • WS 98
  • NM 98
  • JL 96
  • JS 96

Reviews for 2010 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010 Leoville Las Cases: As one would expect this is a powerful concentrated wine with 13.7% natural alcohol (compared to 2005's 13.2%). The pH is quite normal at 3.56 and its relatively high total acidity gives it a... 2010 Leoville Las Cases: As one would expect this is a powerful concentrated wine with 13.7% natural alcohol (compared to 2005's 13.2%). The pH is quite normal at 3.56 and its relatively high total acidity gives it a classic fresh yet backward style. Given how long vintages such as 1982 1986 and I suspect 2000 are taking to reach maturity prospective purchasers of this wine should easily invest in a decade of cellaring although I suspect it will be closer to 15 or more years before it reveals secondary nuances. A good 40- to 50-year wine it is a dense purple full-bodied style of Las Cases with classic sweet kirsch graphite and black currant fruit as well as hints of new saddle leather and subtle oak. Backward layered and multi-dimensional the wine is stunningly rich but brooding. Forget it at least until 2020 or later.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This has almost searing acidity running through it but it's ripe and mouthwatering harnessing a massive core of black currant and red licorice notes. Supertight but very fine-grained this gets tighter but also longer as... This has almost searing acidity running through it but it's ripe and mouthwatering harnessing a massive core of black currant and red licorice notes. Supertight but very fine-grained this gets tighter but also longer as it moves along. This could age in reverse for a while before it starts to unwind. A brick house. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
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.
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is very silky with a racy and fresh character of violets currants and raspberries. Full with a super texture. Racy structure. Reminds me of the 1996.
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.