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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18.5-19. points

    (Chateau Léoville-Las-Cases St Julien) The harvest here was from October 6th to the 18th, and the wine is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 12% Merlot. The ultimate yield for the estate was 37.9 hl/ha. Wow - what a captivating nose! Intense black cherry fruit, minerally and pure, crunchy but rich, layered with cream and vanilla. Pure, but as the nose suggests stunningly rich and intense, and broad. Elegant tannins, firm yet silkily textured, really stylish yet with real depth and concentration. A great tannic core which is only really evident at the finish. Great length. A fabulous effort.
  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2012, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18 points

    (Château Léoville-Las-Cases (St Julien)) I remember the aromatics on this wine from the primeur tastings - they were breathtaking, full of heady damson and plum fruit. I wouldn't be so effusive in their description today, although they still have some of the appeal, the fruit character dark, with scents of blackcurrant and a little touch of that damson still. The palate has a gentle substance, the effect lightly perfumed and polished, with the structure nicely hidden within the body of the wine. Fresh acidity helps. This is impressive but it lags behind its wonderful showing as a barrel sample four years ago.

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