Red

1978 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Médoc
  • > St. Julien
Drink between 2001 - 2011
CT90.4 88 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 80

  • 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.

  • Mlermontov wrote: (93 points)

    July 15, 2014 - A Tuesday in Queens. Part 1000 :): my WOTN. true cab nose - pencil, some mint, ripe rich fruit. Young in the middle. resolved but not losing its grip. plum and currant. some leather as well. just a pleasure to drink!

  • Wine Trader Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 8, 2014 - Drank alongside 1975 Ducru-Beaucaillou and 1975 Latour. Bottle was in good overall condition, very top shoulder fill, cork was wet 75% through and slightly protruding. Pulled from an original parcel this was the worst of the batch. Sublime and Rich, chocolate, tobacco mature dark fruit with weight. I've had this wine 3 times now. Two were big hits one was less exciting but still quite worthy. More mature than the others in tonight's group but a serious bargain at $140 a bottle compared to California performers of the same age. drink up now but still has legs. Looking forward to my next bottle.

  • ucbeau wrote:

    June 6, 2014 - Opened and served almost immediately. Fades very quickly. At first, notes of leather, cigar box, cassis, dried herb. Those lasted maybe 20 minutes before it started to fall apart into soft, dried leaf and soil. A lot of fun to taste but this bottle was past its peak and on the decline.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 772 (74%)
  • Consumed 265 (25%)

Food Pairing

Roasted Chicken

Who Likes This Wine

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