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Chateau Leoville las Fcs 2eme Cru Classe Saint Julien C 2005

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: If the 1855 Classification was rewritten tomorrow there is no doubt that this<br/>aristocratic estate would be reclassified as a First Growth. Their incredible<br/>2005 simply adds to this cause. This has all the power and well-tailored<br/>elegance of a classic St Julien but with a sleek, concentrated, amazingly fresh<br/>character. Coffee and dark chocolate permeate the dense blackcurrant fruit, and<br/>while this is maybe less muscular than we expected, the very firm tannins are<br/>merely hiding within the massive, harmonious and elegant structure, this will<br/>be magnificent.

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External Reviews for Chateau Leoville las Fcs 2eme Cru Classe Saint Julien C

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/11/2010

Chateau Leoville-Las Cases is one of the largest and oldest classified growths in the Medoc. Intense aromas of cassis and dark cherry lead to a rich body and firm tannins. A bold, concentrated and classically built offering that’s masculine, complex and will age beautifully.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/10/2014

Another titanic effort from the Delon family the 2005 Leoville Las Cases is probably the greatest wine made at this estate since Jean-Hubert Delon s father produced the 1986 and 1996. Only 37% of the production made it into the 2005 a blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with less than 13% Merlot and Cabernet Franc. An inky/ruby/purple color is accompanied by reticent aromatics that with considerable coaxing offer up subtle notes of toasty vanillin intermixed with lead pencil shavings wet rocks and enormously ripe intense black cherry and creme de cassis. The wine hits the palate with a full-bodied layered mouthfeel as well as enormous extract concentration and purity. This ageless monumental claret requires a minimum of 15-20 years to approach maturity and should last for a half century. It is about as classic a Leoville Las Cases as one will find. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060 Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
09/12/2011

This is breathtaking. Black in color, with incredible aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral, licorice and lead pencil. Full-bodied, with a mind-blowing texture of seamless tannins that coat every millimeter of the palate. Goes on and on, with licorice, currant and flowers. Time will tell if it's better than the 2000. Best after 2017. 20,000 cases made.- According to the Wine Spectator


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/18/2009

This is breathtaking. Black in color, with incredible aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral, licorice and lead pencil. Full-bodied, with a mind-blowing texture of seamless tannins that coat every millimeter of the palate. Goes on and on, with licoric... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Leoville-Las Cases 6000ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
11/06/2012

Leoville Las Cases 2005 Saint Julian is breathtaking. Black in color, with incredible aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral, licorice and lead pencil.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/10/2014

Saturated ruby-red. A confiture of dark berries on the nose with a complicating torrefaction note of coffee. Fat sweet plump and full with a silky enveloping texture rare for this wine in its youth. The highly concentrated cassis violet and bitter chocolate flavors really take over the mouth and stay awhile. The huge chocolatey finish features big ripe building tannins. One can easily taste this massive wine today but there are great reserves here to ensure a long and slow evolution in bottle-and I would not be at all surprised if it shut down soon for a very long time. Our cabernet sauvignon was perfectly ripe in both 05 and 06 noted cellarmaster Rolland. 95+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Berry Bros & Rudd review: If the 1855 Classification was rewritten tomorrow there is no doubt that this<br/>aristocratic estate would be reclassified as a First Growth. Their incredible<br/>2005 simply adds to this cause. This has all the power and well-tailored<br/>elegance of a classic St Julien but with a sleek, concentrated, amazingly fresh<br/>character. Coffee and dark chocolate permeate the dense blackcurrant fruit, and<br/>while this is maybe less muscular than we expected, the very firm tannins are<br/>merely hiding within the massive, harmonious and elegant structure, this will<br/>be magnificent.

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