Red

1978 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 106

  • 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.

  • 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
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    (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 1,002 (70%)
  • Consumed 412 (29%)

Food Pairing

Roasted Chicken, steak and chips, Steak Frites

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