Château Leoville Las Cases 1994 made a stunning wine in a good Bordeaux vintage that was subsequently over-shadowed by the 1995 and 1996 vintages. It therefore represents relatively excellent value-for-money at the same quality point. A shrewd buy.
Léoville Las Cases is the most legendary wine of Saint-Julien: on a quality par with the Médoc's first growths, without the hefty price premium to match. It is a prime example of a Bordeaux 'super-second' - a second growth operating at a first growth level.
Léoville Las Cases is also one of the largest, oldest and most picturesque of the Médoc's classified Bordeaux growths. Grapes are fermented at lower than average temperatures, which is partially responsible for the wines displaying some of the most exotic aromas and aromatic richness in the Médoc.