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2012 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2023 - 2038 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • rc@ughey wrote: 92 points

    March 28, 2021 - Classic and restrained showing but drinking well young. Really quite nice with room to improve.

  • CGM wrote: 96 points

    January 10, 2021 - 4.5H bottle decanting to bring this to perfect drinking window in the next 9@ minutes. Very approachable now, silky and elegant.

  • wineappreciation wrote: 94 points

    December 17, 2020 - Blueberry, blackberry, cassis, gravel, pencil lead; smooth, classic, very full, slightly tight, balanced, elegant, very long finish; excellent traditional claret; nothing notably unusual but very well made indeed
    After 2 Hours: Nose more integrated, richer, ripe blackberry, hints of perfume and cinnamon; on plate yet fuller, still dense yet also a sense of ethereality; substantial, long, slightly monolithic but truly excellent

  • Monkeygrape Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 5, 2020 - Finally my patience wore thin and popped this baby. Poured into riedel decanter while we start to prepare the feast. At 2hr, the nose gave me the galatic vibes, as if there was a beast in space I can detect but invisible to the eye. Alas, at 3 hr it seems I am closer to the wormhole - I can smell the fate that awaits! It is fairly heavy and dense, with touches of (read TNs below) waiting to escape the void. At 3.5hr my nose telegraphs my mouth it is time, so I take my first sip - the tannins weaken and the flavors start to seep through. It is time to pour them into the glass, and do its time. At 4 hr our feasts ready, so I cut into the juicy, crispy steak. Then i smell my LLC12 and it is ready for biz my friends.

    +2 pts with medium rare crispy steak. Ok maybe +3.

  • wineforth Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 11, 2019 - The other vintage at the Lords 2018 en primeur tasting last month. Sous bois/undergrowth on the nose at first then caramel. Balanced and long on the finish. Overall superb and I preferred it to the 18.

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  • By Neal Martin
    Cellar Journal: Bordeaux 1920-2015 (Dec 2019), 12/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Washington Versus Bordeaux, 1/10/2018 (link)

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  • December 2016, Issue #54 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2016, 11/1/2016 (link)

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The WINEFRONT

  • By Gary Walsh
    9/9/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/21/2016 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2012 Bordeaux: Messages in a Bottle (Jan 2016), 1/1/2016 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Steven Spurrier
    Bordeaux 2012 results: Saint-Julien, 4/19/2013 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/11/2013 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    April 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2013, 4/1/2013 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2013, Issue #44, The 2012 Bordeaux Vintage: A Very Inconsistent, But Classically-Proportioned Year

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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 0400005885099, 3394150041523, 3448821313706, 3550871211083, 370027462885, 400003533756, 400005666957, 400006759009, 5261417167594, 607921018963, 639737585575

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 295 (13%)
  • In Cellars 1,735 (76%)
  • Consumed 241 (11%)

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