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1981 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 1998 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 106

  • it's5o'clock wrote:

    April 9, 2021 - very good, looking forward to more

  • Euoinos wrote: 92 points

    January 26, 2021 - Surprisingly youthful. Cigar box, graphite, and dry herbs and spices. Medium bodied. Very elegant. Not a paramount LLC but really excellent given the vintage.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mariow Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 13, 2020 - plum red; intense nose of fruits, red pepper and spices; red fruits on the palate, broad and very well balanced; a great wine, in good shape now

  • Sacramento Geezer Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 1, 2020 - High shoulder fill and crumbly cork, good provenance bottle from Fine Wines International. Opened early afternoon and decanted three hours before dinner thru sieve for cork fragments. Slight amount of sediment. Minimal nose. Tannin dissipated after first glass. Light to medium, liquid body with tasty red fruit and pleasant acidity. An elegant old wine past it’s drinking window. This good bottle likely would have been going past pleasure point soon. Wouldn’t hold past 2021. Possibly opened & decanted earlier than should’ve before dinner? I enjoyed.

  • AdamHitchcock Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 29, 2020 - Med(+) acidity, med tannin, med alcohol, full body. Dark fruit, cedar, tobacco, leather. Very good wine. Can drink now but should also improve with age.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Chris Kissack
    September 2001 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1981
  • 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 055555013333, 087000346253, 1000000000211, 370027462885, 400006759009, 649944072355

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 661 (62%)
  • Consumed 399 (38%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Roast Mary's air chilled chicken stuffed with taragon

Who Likes This Wine

91% Like It  23 votes

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