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Léoville-Las Cases 2018, 1.5L

Region: St. Julien, Bordeaux France
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Score: 98-100WA
Review: "“We produced great Cabernet Franc this year,” Directeur Général Pierre Graffeuille told me during my visit to Léoville Las Cases. Even though only 3% of the press wine was added back, he was also absolutely glowing about the quality of this too. And he should be—the finished blend for the 2018 Léoville Las Cases is yet another triumph for this great estate. Composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 9% Merlot, harvested September 15 to October 4 with yields of 35.5 hectoliters per hectare, it has 14.49% alcohol and will be aged in barriques, 90% new. Very deep purple-black in color, it is a little closed to begin, slowly emerging from the glass to reveal subtle woodsmoke, violets, tilled soil and underbrush scents over a core of warm cassis, wild blueberries and redcurrant jelly plus hints of rare beef and iron ore. Full-bodied, rich, super concentrated and bursting with latent energy, this is an atomic bomb waiting to go off in your mouth. It has a rock-solid foundation of firm, very ripe, very finely grained tannins and bold freshness supporting the muscular fruit through the epically long, amazingly nuanced finish. Simply breathtaking."

Staff Notes:

Wine Advocate: 98-100

Jeff Leve: 98-100

James Suckling: 99-100

Jeb Dunnuck: 98-100

Jean-Marc Quarin: 98

Wine Spectator: 97-100

Wine Enthusiast: 96-98

[Bordeaux Future: Earliest Anticipated Arrival, Fall 2021.]

 

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