Red

1978 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2001 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 101

  • Sunny10 Likes this wine: (92 points)

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

  • tcarter Likes this wine: (91 points)

    March 5, 2016 - Still holding up quite nicely, though perhaps has lost some of its complexity. Paired wonderfully with French Onion Soup and Beef Bourguignon.

  • Hajoha wrote: (88 points)

    January 17, 2016 - Medisinale toner og treverk på duft.
    Holder seg greit fortsatt, om ikke noe stor vin.

  • PanosKakaviatos Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 8, 2016 - Annual holiday dinner with DC winos: fabulous wines kick off 2016! (Ripple Restaurant in Washington D.C.): Interesting how I kind of preferred Les Forts de Latour 70 to this LLC 78, which I brought. At least on one level. The one thing about the LLC is that its acidity was a bit too high for me, making it less balanced than from a better vintage. However, the foreboding tannin made this wine very young for its nearly 40 year mark. It had loads of pleasing aromas, including cigar box, red fruit, notions of bitter dark chocolate. The palate was medium plus body, a bit high toned from the acidity, but with time in glass, more and more pleasing and a good match for the rabbit confit, even if the roasted baby beets and blood orange seemed to conflict... would have been better with more meatier stuff. In any case, it was a delicious bottle of wine and things were so aplenty and somewhat fast paced, that we really did not get a chance to "study" this over a longer period of time. Medium finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Papies wrote: flawed

    December 25, 2015 - Begun with a wiff of cork and then just got worse and worse. The wine was surprisingly dark in colour and had decent density so this should have been pretty solid but for the TCA

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 937 (71%)
  • Consumed 379 (29%)

Food Pairing

Roasted Chicken, steak and chips, Steak Frites

Who Likes This Wine

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