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Château Leoville las Cases St. Julien Very Top-Shoulder Fill Very Lightly Wrinkled Label Very Lightly Bin-Soiled Label Slightly Depressed Cork Slight Signs of Seepage 1986

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Robert Parker scores this sublime wine 98 points and writes: "The 1986 Leoville-Las Cases, which Delon continues to believe is his finest vintage in the eighties (even eclipsing the 1982), still exhibits a black/purple color with no signs of age. The nose offers up aromas of exceptionally ripe cassis fruit intertwined with scents of vanillin, minerals, and spices. The wine is full-bodied, exceptionally well-delineated, and phenomenally concentrated. Still unevolved and youthful, this is one of the most profound Leoville-Las-Cases, but for my palate, it remains a notch behind both the 1982 and 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030."

External Reviews for Château Leoville las Cases St. Julien Very Top-Shoulder Fill Very Lightly Wrinkled Label Very Lightly Bin-Soiled Label Slightly Depressed Cork Slight Signs of Seepage

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Saturated dark ruby. Cassis, shoe polish, camphor and rose petal on the nose; this reminded me of a great vintage of Latour. Dense and extremely concentrated; explosive yet totally backward. There nothing playful about this infant claret. Finishes wi... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Leoville-Las Cases 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

2me Cru ClassŽ


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/23/2009

2ème Cru Classé



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Robert Parker scores this sublime wine 98 points and writes: "The 1986 Leoville-Las Cases, which Delon continues to believe is his finest vintage in the eighties (even eclipsing the 1982), still exhibits a black/purple color with no signs of age. The nose offers up aromas of exceptionally ripe cassis fruit intertwined with scents of vanillin, minerals, and spices. The wine is full-bodied, exceptionally well-delineated, and phenomenally concentrated. Still unevolved and youthful, this is one of the most profound Leoville-Las-Cases, but for my palate, it remains a notch behind both the 1982 and 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030."

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