Château Léoville Las Cases, 1999

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France

Château Léoville Las Cases, 1999

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: 2017-2022 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 100016 Alcohol: 13%
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Château Leoville Las Cases 1999 made an excellent wine in an irregular Bordeaux vintage - proving that is one of the most consistent of Bordeaux's great growths.

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.


"Warm and exciting wine from a slightly frigid vintage. Black ruby color. Rich and powerful nose, with loads of currant, smoke and tobacco. Full-bodied and silky, polished and long." Wine Spectator

“The ’99 retains a rather backward nose of cigar box, cedar and undergrowth, here with a faint touch of rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied and well defined though remaining stubborn and backward. Yet there is a lovely silky texture and over time it loosens its tie and develops intriguing honeyed notes towards an increasingly plush finish. The ’99 may merit a higher score in a couple of years.”