2011 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 96
  • NM 95
  • JS 95
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2011 Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This has very solid guts with dark almost brooding plum compote currant paste and anise notes followed by a hint of roasted juniper wood on the finish which smolders nicely. An iron hint lurks throughout as well.-J.M.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Grand Vin is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc cropped at just 27hl/ha and raised in 80% new oak. It has a comparatively opulent bouquet compared to its peers with sumptuous... The Grand Vin is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc cropped at just 27hl/ha and raised in 80% new oak. It has a comparatively opulent bouquet compared to its peers with sumptuous blackberry wild strawberry minerals and cedar offering touches of Margaux-like floral notes with continued aeration. The palate is full-bodied with good grip and is certainly a Saint Julien with great substance considering the vintage although it does not quite fan out on the finish a la 2009 or 2010. But it is very composed and well balanced with some very pure blackberry boysenberry and spicy notes lingering long in the mouth. Excellent. Tasted April 2012.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
This shows so much spice and berry character on the nose. Focused and beautiful. Full body with a clearly outstanding core of fruit and polished tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. Reminds me of the superb 1996. Try in... This shows so much spice and berry character on the nose. Focused and beautiful. Full body with a clearly outstanding core of fruit and polished tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. Reminds me of the superb 1996. Try in 2020.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
One of the more formidably backward and potentially long-lived wines of the vintage, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Leoville Las Cases behaves like a first-growth, which in a sense it truly is. Revealing a dense... One of the more formidably backward and potentially long-lived wines of the vintage, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Leoville Las Cases behaves like a first-growth, which in a sense it truly is. Revealing a dense inky/purple color, it is a structured, rich, impressively endowed effort that is meant for the long haul. Atypical for this vintage, it requires 5-7 years of bottle age and should drink well for two decades thereafter. The final blend was 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Yields were a low 27 hectoliters per hectare, and the natural alcohol achieved 13.4%. 93+ - Apr 2014
JJB 95
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2012
76% cabernet sauvignon 12% merlot and 12% cabernet franc. Located at the northernmost tip of St. Julien abutting the Gironde and just south of Chateau Latour vineyards are about 30 years in age. Aged in 80% new oak... 76% cabernet sauvignon 12% merlot and 12% cabernet franc. Located at the northernmost tip of St. Julien abutting the Gironde and just south of Chateau Latour vineyards are about 30 years in age. Aged in 80% new oak. Elegant and complex on the nose the dark fruit notes of blackberry black cherry and cassis are supported by subtle aromas of mint forest floor and bitter chocolate. Broad layered and complex on the palate the wine shows beautiful length and elegance thanks to supple tannins and acidity that does not overpower the fruit. Wait 6-10 years to start enjoying this wine and continue through 2030.