Red

1978 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2002 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 110

  • Tylerk wrote: (92 points)

    September 15, 2017 - An imperial (6L) with beautiful fill into the neck and perfect cork to celebrate a retirement for someone who started in '78! Great letter accompanying bottle from Delon family. Nose of cedar and cigar. Beautiful brick color. Tanins now gone but great example of mature bordeaux- raisins/currants, black pepper. Drink up as I suspect small bottles now past prim by a decade or more-we lucked out !!

  • melzar wrote: (93 points)

    June 3, 2017 - Not at all over the hill. Drinking, perhaps slightly past peak, but oh such a treat. Beautiful perfumed cabernet nose. Decanted due to a broken cork. Palate redolent with sweet fruit. Tannin present but in the background. None of the veggie quality that plagues this vintage. Long sweet finish. Drink soon.

  • red_man Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 20, 2017 - level bottom neck, good long spongy cork, colour very much still alive, superb aged nose, very fine and complex, with remarkable fruit still, palate also very fine with impeccable balance, lovely complex fruit flavour and a lovely tingling intense aftertaste on the middle to back palate, overall just great, a privilege to drink at nearly 40 years of age

  • ccn wrote: flawed

    April 30, 2017 - Bad cork, undrinkable

  • calgarywino wrote:

    January 21, 2017 - Really interesting wine. A little low on the fill which is why I opened this one of three first. Cork had lots of mold on top and was soaked through but cam out of the bottle fine. Really musty looking in the glass - certainly looked like an old wine. Bricking at the edges and not clear in the glass. Nose was fairly subdued without any real fruit on the first sniff. First taste in the glass was almost port-like which lessened with time. Very hard to rate this wine as i don't think the bottle was pristine - hope the other 2 are in better shape.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/7/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) Bricked medium red violet color; mature, tobacco, smoky, tart currant nose; mature, elegant, tobacco, tart currant, cedar palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1978
  • 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 Code 1000000000211

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,025 (69%)
  • Consumed 446 (30%)

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Roasted Chicken, steak and chips, Steak Frites

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