2010 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 'Grand Vin de Leoville', Saint-Julien

2010 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 'Grand Vin de Leoville', Saint-Julien

2007 Chateau Branaire-Ducru, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

2007 Chateau Branaire-Ducru, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

2009 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 'Grand Vin de Leoville', Saint-Julien

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LEOVLCAS2009
98

98+ pts -Robert Parker Junior The 2009 Leoville Las Cases may be the most open-knit and forward Las Cases I have tasted to date. Analytically, it is high in tannin and the alcohol is 13.8%, nearly a record at this estate. This blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was showing brilliantly at the 2009 tasting I did in Hong Kong and at a later tasting. It boasts an inky/purple color, monumental concentration and lots of sweet, jammy black currant, black cherry and kirsch fruit intermixed with crushed rock and mineral notes. As always, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon has built a massive wine with exceptional precision, unbelievable purity and aging potential of 40-50 years. I was surprised by the lusciousness of this cuvee on several occasions, and how much more forward it is given the fact that Las Cases can often be forebodingly backward and in need of 10-15 years of cellaring (at age 30, the 1982 is still a baby in terms of development!). The super-concentrated 2009 needs another 5-7 years before additional nuances emerge. This is a brilliant, full-throttle St.-Julien.

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Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Traditional
Country France
Region St. Julien
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2009
Bottle Size 750ml
Wine Points 98
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