Château Léoville Las Cases 2000
"Absolutely fantastic. This is one of the most exciting young reds I have tasted in a long, long time. A benchmark for the vintage...first-growth quality in a top notch vintage..." Wine Spectator
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon 77%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Merlot 8%|
Château Léoville Las Cases 2000 was rated 100 points by the Wine Spectator in what was a great Bordeaux vintage.
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 the prime example of a Bordeaux 'super-second'.
At Léoville Las Cases the 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.
"Absolutely fantastic. This is one of the most exciting young reds I have tasted in a long, long time. It shows intense aromas of berries, currants and minerals, with hints of mint. Full-bodied and packed with fruit and tannins, its long finish is refined and silky. A benchmark for the vintage. Las Cases has always wanted to make first-growth quality in a top notch vintage, and it certainly did in 2000." Wine Spectator
"Dark, solid colour; exotic, spicy, sweet fruit and sweet oak nose; powerful and rich, youthful and firm, with warm, spicy notes and a mid-palate silkiness that belies the youthful tannins and fresh acidity. Drink from 2015 to 2030 and beyond." thewinegang.com
"The millennial Las-Cases is very well defined on the nose, although there is still a lot of oak to be resolved. Ripe blackberry and a touch of sloe, tobacco and graphite, a puff of smoke with time. Very controlled and assured, perhaps a little more generous than I expected. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, typically obdurate tannins, very masculine with tobacco and a touch of white pepper towards the finish." robertparker.com
"The 2000 Leoville Las Cases is another brilliant wine and, like most 2000s, appears to just now be at the early stages of its drink window. Smoky black fruits, crushed rocks, lead pencil, and menthol notes all emerge from this brilliant, blockbuster beauty that still tastes like it's just 5-6 years old. Beautifully concentrated, ripe, sexy, and seamless, it has the classic elegance and regal quality of this domaine front and center." Jeb Dunnuck