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Château Léoville las Cases Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien 1979

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External Reviews for Château Léoville las Cases Red Bordeaux Blend St. Julien

External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
05/20/2011

This tasting consisted of each of the varietal components of Las Cases, followed by the final blend for Leoville-Las Cases. It is hard to believe, but the cuvee of Cabernet Sauvignon is so acidic, tough, hard, sinewy, and almost out of balance that it merits only an average rating, yet the final wine, which consists of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, is much better. It is a poignant example of how important blending can be, and how small percentages of other varietals can soften and alter a wine's personality. Although the Cabernet Sauvignon possesses fine color, it is extremely hard, tough, and unappealing. The 1979 Merlot is an elegant, fully mature, moderately ripe wine with an herb, tea, and coffee-scented nose, pleasant currant flavors, and a velvety finish. The Cabernet Franc exhibits aromatic complexity, with plenty of smoke, licorice, and curranty fruit. It is crisp and tart, but the initial attack tails off in the mouth. The Petit Verdot offers more fruit, spice, and body than the Cabernet Franc, as well as an excess of tannin.


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

2ème Cru Classé


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

2me Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/15/2011

This is a lighter-styled Las Cases, with medium body, and an attractively pure, fragrant bouquet of leafy, curranty fruit, minerals, and spicy new oak. Well-etched on the palate, with everything in h... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1979 Leoville-Las Cases 750ml



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