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 105

  • 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.

  • Patrickmcw Likes this wine:

    December 10, 2016 - Still drinking ok, not sure if this was ever a killer vintage (we drank this next to a 82 las cases...so hard to compare).

  • Paul D Likes this wine:

    September 7, 2016 - Deep garnet. Nose is intense with minerally, smoky black fruit, slight funky edge which blows off with time. Medium bodied, cedar, blackcurrants, smoke, minerals, refined tannins, excellent length minerally finish. Complete, classic. *****

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Edeon Likes this wine: (96 points)

    September 3, 2016 - I preferred it slightly to the 1979. Interesting complexity. Biggest nose of the first 7 wines.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Sunny10 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    March 18, 2016 - In very good condition, still alive and can keep 5 more years!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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
  • UPC Code 1000000000211

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 993 (71%)
  • Consumed 407 (29%)

Food Pairing

Roasted Chicken, steak and chips, Steak Frites

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