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1986 Leoville Las Cases Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

The Second Growth classified estate of Leoville Las Cases continues to produce wines of exceptional quality, rivaling those of the First Growth producers. The wines are full-bodied, concentrated and complex, and have tremendous aging potential. Typical blends consist of over 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, with lesser amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and a small amount of Petit Verdot. Bargain... More »

Score
97
RP 99
IWC 97(+?)
JR 16
RP 98
WS 95
Drink Dates
RP: 2003-2030 RP: 2003-2035 IWC: 2010-2035 WS: 2000+
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IWC 97(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 103
Drink Dates 2010-2035

($165-$300) Saturated dark ruby. Cassis, shoe polish, camphor and rose petal on the nose; this reminded me of a great vintage of Latour. Dense and extremely concentrated; explosive yet totally backward. There nothing playful about this infant claret. Finishes with extraordinary, slow-building persistence. Very serious juice; one of the great Bordeaux of the 1980s.

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JR 16
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2009-2025

Very deep colour but with some evolution at the rim. Some acidity and vegetal note. Cheek gripping. Cussed. Painful acidity. All concentration rather than balance.

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RP 98
Source Bordeaux Book(1998)
Drink Dates 2003-2030

The 1986 Leoville-Las Cases, which Delon continues to believe is his finest vintage in the eighties (even eclipsing the 1982), still exhibits a black/purple color with no signs of age. The nose offers up aromas of exceptionally ripe cassis fruit intertwined with scents of vanillin, minerals, and spices. The wine is full-bodied, exceptionally well-delineated, and phenomenally concentrated. Still unevolved and youthful, this is one of the most profound Leoville-Las-Cases, but for my palate, it remains a notch behind both the 1982 and 1996. Last tasted 3/97

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2000+

Firm and focused, with beautifully articulated currant, raspberry and nutmeg aromas and flavors; very supple for such a lean-textured Bordeaux. Approaching drinkability, but it can use until 2000 to soften.--Léoville Las Cases vertical.

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RP 99
Source Bordeaux Book(2003)
Issue B4
Drink Dates 2003-2035

The late Michel Delon always thought that this was the greatest vintage he had produced. We often tasted it side by side with the 1982, because I always preferred the latter vintage. Of course, the two vintages are quite different in style, with the 1986 a monument to classicism, with great tannin, extraordinary delineation, and a huge, full-bodied nose of sweet, ripe cassis fruit intermixed with vanilla, melon, fruitcake, and a multitude of spices. The wine has always been phenomenally concentrated, yet wonderfully fresh and vigorous. The wine still seems young, yet it is hard to believe it is not close to full maturity. It is a great example of Leoville Las Cases, and another compelling reason to take a serious look at the top Cabernet Sauvignon-based Medocs of 1986.

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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.059%
Tasted On 12/21/2013
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Author Robert S662
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.387%
Tasted On 12/16/2013
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Lovely old Bordeaux, but drink up

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Tasted On 12/24/2012
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Tasted On 02/27/2010
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Tasted On 12/24/2008
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