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1998 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 »

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90
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2024 VF: 2005-2028
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 96
Author Tato
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.585%
Tasted On 10/15/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2023

Still young for a 1998! Dark berries, still tannic, long and round, best 1998 we have tasted. A pleasure.

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Author Frank K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.833%
Tasted On 05/31/2011

Quite disappointing. Thin and very acidic.... Off bottle?

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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/01/2009
Drink Dates 2010-2025

Bought 10 months before serving. Aromatically closed until decanted for an hour, then St. Julien expressions of cassis, dark cherry, and lead pencil emerge in abundance. Very youthful in appearance, but not overly concentrated, with a medium-full mouthfeel, and tannins starting to integrate. Long finish, and delicious. I would expect this 11 year young Bordeaux to run another 5 years before full maturity, and have more than a decade in reserve. Such deliberate, long-lived wines are a treat. Compared to the 2004, the latter is more concentrated with subjectively higher quality fruit. Both are on the market in the $100-120 range, and are great for the cellar or the table.

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