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: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Michel Delon Optimum Drinking: 2017-2025 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 100486 Alcohol: 13%
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Château Leoville Las Cases 1995 is in pristine condition.

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.

Reviews

"the fabulous 1995 Leoville-Las-Cases, which is one of the vintage's great success stories. The wine boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, and exceptionally pure, beautifully knit aromas of black fruits, minerals, vanillin, and spice. On the attack, it is staggeringly rich, yet displays more noticeable tannin than its younger sibling. Exceptionally ripe cassis fruit, the judicious use of toasty new oak, and a thrilling mineral character intertwined with the high quality of fruit routinely obtained by Las Cases, make this a compelling effort. There is probably nearly as much tannin as in the 1996, but it is not as perfectly sweet as in the 1996. The finish is incredibly long in this classic. Only 35% of the harvest was of sufficient quality for the 1995 Leoville-Las-Cases." Robert Parker