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2005 Leoville Las Cases - Clos du Marquis Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Julien - Red

France - Bordeaux - St Julien

Red Bordeaux Blend
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
92
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2024 VF: 2012-2020
Bid
1 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
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Source Jancis Robinson
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Source Vinfolio

Author NC
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.004%
Tasted On 03/25/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2030

Easy to drink directly from the bottle. A good every day wine at the correct price!

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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.414%
Tasted On 12/23/2012
Drink Dates 2014-2019

Very good. While this bottle was just as corpulent and ripe-tasting as the last one I consumed, it's beginning to show a more earthy quality and has an iron undertow on the finish. While this has always been a well crafted wine, it's beginning to get even more interesting. I would suspect it will begin really hitting its stride in 2014 and continue through 2019.

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Author Litig8tr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.818%
Tasted On 07/28/2012

This wine was not built to last and it shows. It is already fading. Its body is gone-a medium weight shadow of its former self. Hints of currant and spice, but they are mostly gone.

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Litig8tr commented (2 years ago)
It wasn't a bad bottle, just faded. It could have been improperly stored somewhere along the way.
PurpleTeeth commented (2 years ago)
You must have had a bad bottle. I have never read a bad review of this wine.
Author JoyLovesWine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 09/29/2009

93 points Wine Spectator: "Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberry, blackberry, mineral and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate. This is chewy yet silky, with a long, long finish. Balanced and powerful. Best after 2012." (03/08) 91 points Robert Parker: "The superb second wine, the 2005 Clos du Marquis, reflects the utter brilliance of the 2005 grand vin. It boasts an inky/ruby/purple color along with a sweet perfume of lead pencil, ripe cherries and black currants, and hints of earth and vanillin. Dense, chewy, fleshy, and full-bodied, this beauty will be drinkable in 3-4 years, and should keep for 15-20." (04/08) 90 points Stephen Tanzer: "Good full red-ruby. Superripe aromas of plum, mocha, coffee and spicy oak. Big, dry, broad and rich, with a chewy quality and noteworthy sweetness to the plummy flavor. This has more baby fat than the young 2006 but not quite as much detail or verve. Finishes quite broad, with major ripe tannins and lingering sweet fruit." (May/June '08) ETA: Sept 25th, 2009.

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