Red

1978 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Médoc
  • > St. Julien
Drink between 2001 - 2011
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Community Tasting Notes 84

  • fatfishzsy wrote: (89 points)

    November 30, 2014 - 一不小心塞进去了,有微弱的果香,单宁很弱,骨架基本不在了,不到1小时就消散了

  • coremill wrote: (88 points)

    October 18, 2014 - Old Bordeaux (Uncle Jack's): Unlike the other 78s this still retains some fruit for longer than a few minutes, although the fruit is a bit roasted in character. There are herbal and meaty, BBQ-ish touches, and while decent this lacks freshness. Nice to sip on but not compelling.

  • petitblanc wrote: flawed

    September 26, 2014 - Old Wine Offline; 9/26/2014-9/27/2014 (The Room Off the Patio at Ruth's Chris, and My House): This bottle had a fully saturated cork and signs of recent seepage. Odd and unpleasant profile of figs, old bananas, celery seed, and gun oil. Not scored.

  • melzar wrote: (91 points)

    September 9, 2014 - From 750: Still very much alive. Good color, forthcoming nose, excellant balance with completely resolved tannins. Exhibits some of the vegetal notes that plague this vintage. Sweet fruit more than makes up for this. Will hold awhile but not improve. Drink up. Surprised many at my wine group's blind vertical of LLC. Most thought it much younger.

  • Impulse wrote:

    August 24, 2014 - Still very much alive, the wine shows off a verymature nose and a nice, fruity and silky mouthfeel. Classic mature Bordeaux, this was a lot of fun.

    Bottle was reconditioned in 1996.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/25/2009 (link)

    (Ch Léoville Las Cases St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 21 (2%)
  • In Cellars 758 (70%)
  • Consumed 309 (28%)

Food Pairing

Roasted Chicken

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