Red

1978 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2002 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 109

  • melzar wrote: (93 points)

    June 3, 2017 - Not at all over the hill. Drinking, perhaps slightly past peak, but oh such a treat. Beautiful perfumed cabernet nose. Decanted due to a broken cork. Palate redolent with sweet fruit. Tannin present but in the background. None of the veggie quality that plagues this vintage. Long sweet finish. Drink soon.

  • red_man Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 20, 2017 - level bottom neck, good long spongy cork, colour very much still alive, superb aged nose, very fine and complex, with remarkable fruit still, palate also very fine with impeccable balance, lovely complex fruit flavour and a lovely tingling intense aftertaste on the middle to back palate, overall just great, a privilege to drink at nearly 40 years of age

  • ccn wrote: flawed

    April 30, 2017 - Bad cork, undrinkable

  • calgarywino wrote:

    January 21, 2017 - Really interesting wine. A little low on the fill which is why I opened this one of three first. Cork had lots of mold on top and was soaked through but cam out of the bottle fine. Really musty looking in the glass - certainly looked like an old wine. Bricking at the edges and not clear in the glass. Nose was fairly subdued without any real fruit on the first sniff. First taste in the glass was almost port-like which lessened with time. Very hard to rate this wine as i don't think the bottle was pristine - hope the other 2 are in better shape.

  • enofilene Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 23, 2016 - Garnet leaning toward ruby red in color, pale rim, medium nose with some pronounced notes of red fruit - mainly cherry - super acidic with soft tannins.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/7/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) Bricked medium red violet color; mature, tobacco, smoky, tart currant nose; mature, elegant, tobacco, tart currant, cedar palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1978
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Léoville Las Cases
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien
  • UPC Code 1000000000211

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,005 (70%)
  • Consumed 430 (30%)

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Community Recommendations

Roasted Chicken, steak and chips, Steak Frites

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