Chateau Leoville las Cases St. Julien 2010

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This has almost searing acidity running through it, but it's ripe and mouthwatering, harnessing a massive core of black currant and red licorice no... Read more

A hugely dense wine, with a great smoky character, power as well as the greatest finesse. It has rich berry fruits, weaving through the dusty tanni... Read more

2010 Leoville Las Cases: As one would expect, this is a powerful, concentrated wine with 13.7% natural alcohol (compared to 2005s 13.2%). The pH is... Read more

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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/06/2011

This has almost searing acidity running through it, but it's ripe and mouthwatering, harnessing a massive core of black currant and red licorice notes. Supertight but very fine-grained, this gets tighter, but also longer, as it moves along. This coul... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Leoville-Las Cases 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/30/2013

A hugely dense wine, with a great smoky character, power as well as the greatest finesse. It has rich berry fruits, weaving through the dusty tannic structure, very powerful, concentrated. The end is more severe, along with the years hallmark juicin... Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Leoville-Las Cases 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/29/2013

2010 Leoville Las Cases: As one would expect, this is a powerful, concentrated wine with 13.7% natural alcohol (compared to 2005s 13.2%). The pH is quite normal at 3.56, and its relatively high total acidity gives it a classic, fresh, yet backward s... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Leoville-Las Cases 1500ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

The 2010 is a quintessentially elegant, classic wine of Bordeaux — firm, rigid, perhaps slightly lighter than most of the other St.-Juliens, but stylish, potentially complex, and reminiscent of the style of the 1986, but more concentrated and powerful. It is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc with a normal pH of 3.56. It was raised in 75% new oak and the alcohol came to 13.7%. This wine displays loads of black currants, cedar wood and vanillin, but needs a good 7–8 years of cellaring, if not much longer. It should last for 30+ years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

A hugely powerful wine, full of dark, brooding tannins. It’s a wine for seriously long-term aging, a sculptural vision of classic Bordeaux structure with with classy, ripe blackberry fruits. It has fresh acidity and an immense full-bodied character, cut through with mineral acidity. A great wine, with great potential.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Bright ruby-red. Vibrant nose combines black and blue fruits, lead pencil and crushed-stone minerality, with a note of kirsch emerging with air. Utterly silky in texture yet extremely backward, with a medicinal quality keeping the penetrating dark berry flavors under wraps today. But with a powerful impression of tangy energy, a superb spine of saline minerality, and an extremely long, lively, firmly tannic finish, this classic Las Cases should be a knockout with 12 or 15 years in the bottle.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

82% cabernet sauvignon 10% merlot 8% cabernet franc. Yields were only 36.7 hl/ha. 13.7% alcohol. Aged in 75% new oak barrels. Dark cherry blueberry and cassis reveal themselves on a sweet candied nose and notes of toasty brioche offer lift and complexity. With massive tannins on the palate the fruit seems somewhat muted at the moment. Time should help bring this into balance. There is good length but without a more elegant expression of fruit this will turn out to be a drop-off from their blockbuster 2009. Alex Shaw.


Winemaker's Notes:

"...dense purple, full-bodied style of Las Cases, with classic sweet kirsch, graphite and black currant fruit as well as hints of new saddle leather and subtle oak. Backward, layered and multi-dimensional, the wine is stunningly rich, but brooding...95-98" WA 5/11 "This is very silky, with a racy and fresh character of violets, currants and raspberries. Full with a super texture. Racy structure. Reminds me of the 1996...95-96" JS 04/11

"...dense purple, full-bodied style of Las Cases, with classic sweet kirsch, graphite and black currant fruit as well as hints of new saddle leather and subtle oak. Backward, layered and multi-dimensional, the wine is stunningly rich, but brooding...95-98" WA 5/11 "This is very silky, with a racy and fresh character of violets, currants and raspberries. Full with a super texture. Racy structure. Reminds me of the 1996...95-96" JS 04/11

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