October 13, 2021 - Damp basement nose; sweet velvety blackberry with sweet finish.
August 22, 2021 - Drank in WQ 2-yr-old BD, over 50 years, it is still fruity though a bit acidic, red fruits dominate, finish is long, but again, a bit acidic making it a bit unbalanced, tannin fully dissolved, smooth, fruits already merged with the cigar like flavor. I can discribe the wine as still lively and fruity but the a little bit acidic.. may be it is a classic style of bordeaux 50years ago? but my last try of a 82 chasse spleen was very sweet..
June 24, 2021 - Gareth's Magnum Dinner, part 1 (Noize): Magnum. Still pretty dark (as you'd expect from a mag of LLC, I guess). Not an assertive wine though, just very classic: juicy, smoky, red-fruited and with a touch of barnyard - very far from completely tertiary. Mature and well-balanced but lacked the impact for greatness.
April 9, 2021 - Flawed. Medium garnet in colour. Cork is soak thru and I guess it had been oxidised. The cork is soft and broke. Medium tannin and acidity. The nose smell oxidised.
December 18, 2020 - From 6L. Ready to go, tobacco, graphite, dark and dense. 90-91
October 3, 2020 - Bottle in good condition; popped & poured without significant decant. Immediately accessible with moderate complexity and length, fully mature, a nice smokey character, but not outstanding.
April 9, 2020 - Drank at Home
January 17, 2020 - MD’s Birthday Wine Dinner @ ZYX: Opening act for the night from MD himself. Faint cherries, cassis, dried herbs, slight essence of chicken, with a vegetal and dried roots finish. Tannins were lively for its age. Good, classic Bordeaux.
December 14, 2019 - Saturday night with great wines and great company (Our house): Brought to dinner by a friend and a real treat. Seemed dead on opening and we were worried there wasnt much left to it, but within literally 5 min this perked up and was drinking beautifully for about an hour before it started to fade again. I would not decant this one, open when you are ready to drink and enjoy the window of excellent drinking.
November 5, 2019 - Obituary: 1970 Bordeaux: Apparently Léoville Las Cases in this era was not making the stellar wines they did a decade or so later. Nevertheless, this bottle was pretty good. Excellent color with some garnet and ruby. Unlike some of its 1970 brethren it’s definitely alive. No aroma though. On the palate, there’s decent structure and a vestige of earthy red fruit and a lot of tobacco.