Château Léoville Las Cases, 1995

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Château Léoville Las Cases, 1995

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 74%, Cabernet Franc 14%, Merlot 9%, Petit Verdot 4% Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Winemaker: Michel Delon Optimum Drinking: 2014-2025 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Code: 100486 Alcohol: 13%
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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.

The 1995 vintage is drinking beautifully right now, with plenty of more potential in the bottle to come.


“The 1995 and 1996 Las-Cases are both monumental wines and the former does not disappoint here. It has a spellbinding nose of blackberry, cassis, melted tar and sous-bois with so much vibrancy and vivacity. The palate is full-bodied with succulent, rounded tannins, enormous depth and power. The finish is beautifully poised and minerally, much more feminine than the ’96. This is a Las-Cases with guile and grace, but it deserves at least 2 hours decanting to open up.”

"Pure violets, minerals and blackberries on the nose. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful. Still holding back a lot." Wine Spectator