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1989 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2006 - 2023 (Edit)
CT92.9 409 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 364

  • Nanda wrote: 93 points

    January 8, 2022 - This has pretty aromas of fresh cut plum, cigar box, bell pepper, autumnal cedar and spice. Medium weight fruit is still sweet and fresh. Fine tannins are fully melded with the fruit. Plenty of fresh acidity. A very fine 1989 in the twilight of its peak window.

  • Gregmonroe Likes this wine:

    January 5, 2022 - WWC - JD (FWC): Tasted blind - some bricking in the glass; nose of leather and spice/clove, with stewed fruit. On the palate, more stewed red fruit, perfectly integrated tannins and acidity, tasted more fruit than leather, but certainly into tertiary characteristics and quite complex. Guessed an Australian shiraz/cab blend.

  • akoe Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 1, 2022 - Quite perfumed and very lovely nose of dark fruit, tobacco, and cassis. Well balanced with slightly drying but integrated tannins and notes of red fruit and dark cherries. Long finish. Excellent wine and very classic Boredaux.

  • jviz wrote: 94 points

    December 12, 2021 - I really enjoyed this wine, even if it’s not particularly Las Cases or 89 in its presentation. By that, I mean that the wine is somewhat lean in body, lacking some of the depth and weight that I look for in this chateau. It also didn’t have quite the warmth of fruit you sometimes see in 89s. Having said that, the wine is nearly resolved. Very pretty, bright acidity, certainly the most elegant LLC I’ve tasted to date (most similarity to the 99). It was overwhelmed by some big hitters at the table but on its own would be fabulous

  • memberberry wrote: flawed

    November 6, 2021 - Tasted blind. Perfect color. Sadly corked. But guys note: The substance was there, taste was sooo nice. But corked.
    But I think that I would buy it, if storage and provenance is solid.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

    (Léoville Las-cases Léoville Las-cases Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    2/6/2019 (link)

    (Ch Léoville Las Cases St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    LLC Vertical, 11/17/2018 (link)

    (Château Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien, Bordeaux, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    2/16/2011 (link)

    (Ch Léoville Las Cases St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    6/17/2010 (link)

    (Ch Léoville Las Cases St-Julien Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005

    (Leoville Las Cases) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/20/2007 (link) 94 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) Deep red garnet color; cedar and leather nose; tasty, mature, cedar, leather, tart cassis palate, very balanced; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • 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 Codes 0198172000086, 087000346253, 1000000000211, 639737585575, 649944072355, 753604062133

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 120 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,043 (63%)
  • Consumed 2,844 (36%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Any meat ! Duck!, Lam, Okse, potato, ribeye s.v. (126F), rosemary sauce, seared & topped w cremini

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  95 votes

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