1982 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases Saint Julien

$449.00

9595+95

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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1989 – 1980
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Chateau Leoville-Las Cases
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St Julien
Color Red
Country France
Featured No

Additional Information

Weight 3.5000 lbs

Pro Reviews

Vinous Media (VM)

VM95

Full medium ruby. Aromas of currant, black cherry, licorice, minerals and flowers. Thick, sweet and deep; still young but in a gentler, lower-acid style than either the ’86 or ’96. Still, this boasts sneaky intensity and wonderful persistence. Tannins are substantial but thoroughly ripe. Drink 2004 through 2025.

Wine Spectactor (WS)

WS95

A racy, classy, silky wine. Inky-ruby color. Black cherry, mineral and wet earth aromas. Medium-bodied, with very silky tannins and a long, superfine finish. Has always been excellent.

Wine Advocate (WA)

WA95+

I have had perfect bottles of this cuvee, but, perplexingly, the bottles from my cellar tend to be broodingly backward and require plenty of coaxing. This huge wine is, in many ways, just as massive as Leoville Barton, but it possesses a greater degree of elegance as well as unreal concentration. Classic lead pencil, cassis, kirsch, cedar, and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. The tannins are still there, and, at least from my cellar, this 1982 does not appear to have changed much in the last 10-12 years. One wonders how much patience admirers of this brilliant St.-Julien will continue to exhibit. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050.

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