Chateau Leoville Las Cases St Julien GCC 2eme Cru 2005

Product Number: 12-80137

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Grape 87.6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.6% Merlot, and 4.8% Cabernet Franc
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note RP 97+/100 This is a prodigious effort. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc (only 37% of the crop qualified for Las Cases), this dense ruby/purple wine has a stunningly pure bouquet of dark fruit, wet rocks, graphite, and subtle background toast/vanillin. Full-bodied, masculine, and very deep and concentrated, this titanic effort is at least 8-10 years away from its plateau of maturity. The Delon family have produced another legend. Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050+. WS 100/100 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. NM 95+/100 The Château Léoville Las-Cases 2005 has a surprisingly backward bouquet that has clearly decided to let Poyferré have all the fun at the moment. This is very well defined but extremely tight, reluctantly offering blackberry, wet tobacco and iris scents to eke from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and acidity. It is not as deep or as concentrated as I was anticipating, brutally shy in the glass with a linear finish that says: “Come back another day.” Say in 2025. Other Critic Score:- James Suckling 99 /100 Decanter 97 /100 Jean-Marc Quarin : 96 /100 Wine Enthusiast : 96 /100 Stephen Tanzer : 95 /100 Gault & Millau : 18.5 /20 Jancis Robinson : 18 /20
Rating RP:98 WS:100 WE:96
Size 1x75cl



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