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2010 Chateau Leoville Las Cases

A truly great Bordeaux vintage of this Saint-Julien Second Growth that will drink for the better part of 50 years

2010 Chateau Leoville Las Cases

A truly great Bordeaux vintage of this Saint-Julien Second Growth that will drink for the better part of 50 years

$599.99

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate 96/100
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2010 Chateau Leoville Las Cases

A truly great Bordeaux vintage of this Saint-Julien Second Growth that will drink for the better part of 50 years

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 96/100

Description

"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." Robert ParkerWhat I like about tasting at Las Cases is that Jean-Hubert Delon opens one bottle in my presence, and has another already decanted four hours in advance to compare. It is nearly unanimous on each visit that the decanted wine shows better, which probably gives you some insight into the aging potential of Las Cases. It is certainly one of Bordeaux's longest-lived wines, and seems to have more and more of a character resembling Lafite Rothschild more than its nearby neighbor, Chateau Latour."

BrandChateau Leoville Barton

RegionBordeaux

VarietalCabernet Merlot Cabernet Franc

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.0%

Vintage2010

CountryFrance

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