2010 Château Léoville Lascases, 2ème Cru St Julien

Château Léoville Lascases, Bordeaux Wine Region, France

Bordeaux blend, Drinking 2020-2040+

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 12 x 75cl £2,792.16

Tasting Notes

Very intense aromas full of ripe dark fruits with sweet cedar notes and a hint of tobacco. The palate is packed full of cassis and blackberry fruit with warm, dried fruit characters. Roasted coffee and cedar notes add character, while a very refreshing acidity carries through to the finish. Over-all, a powerful and elegant wine which will need a decade or more before it is ready to drink. Drink 2025 ¿ 2040.

Reviews & Scores

2010 Leoville Las Cases: As one would expect, this is a powerful, concentrated wine with 13.7% natural alcohol (compared to 2005's 13.2%). The pH is quite normal at 3.56, and its relatively high total acidity gives it a classic, fresh, yet backward style. Given how long vintages such as 1982, 1986, and I suspect, 2000 are taking to reach maturity, prospective purchasers of this wine should easily invest in a decade of cellaring, although I suspect it will be closer to 15 or more years before it reveals secondary nuances. A good 40- to 50-year wine, it is a dense purple, full-bodied style of Las Cases, with classic sweet kirsch, graphite and black currant fruit as well as hints of new saddle leather and subtle oak. Backward, layered and multi-dimensional, the wine is stunningly rich, but brooding. Forget it at least until 2020 or later.
Robert Parker

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