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2004 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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Drink Dates
Comm: 2013-2027

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132
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Source Jancis Robinson
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.228%
Tasted On 04/26/2015

Medium ruby red, nicely perfumed nose of crème de cassis, dark cherries and oak, slightly floral with a bit of animal funk on the back end. Medium bodied yet viscous, relatively low tannin and acidity. This is somewhat reserved for LLC and a bit short but still very enjoyable. No need to wait too long, drinking well now.

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Author ghantouseli820
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Tasted On 07/28/2014
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Author Ed K994
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.059%
Tasted On 10/11/2010
Drink Dates 2012-2025

Still a little young. Needs more time

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Author riffmaker
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.737%
Tasted On 08/29/2010
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Author Brown Steven
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 73.913%
Tasted On 06/28/2010

5 x 12 (wood cases)

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Author Toby Thomas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.233%
Tasted On 02/27/2010
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Author Miguel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/05/2009
Drink Dates 2014-2030

Bought on release. Decanted 1 hour, small bottle. Dark blue, red rim. A textbook St Julien -- an elegant and rich combination of floral, leather, mineral and blackberry on the nose, confirmed on the palate with silky smooth length. A grippy finish shows it is still quite young, as expected. Try full bottles after 2014, a classic Las Cases.

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.132%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

Now this is a classic wine (doesn'tit get old to hear LLC is producing first growth quality juice?!). Wonderful proportioned nose, Pauillac-like scents of lead pencil, tobacco, cedar and black currant are subtle, but superlative. The mouthfeel is genuine and caressing, w/ spot on integration and subtle power that screams of it?s pedigree. A persistence and elegance all Bordeaux dream to attain.

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