Red

1986 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 267

  • liber Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 9, 2019 - 8th of 12, decanted 80 minutes, fully travelled cork near perfect level, now on plateau of maturity, slightly less energy to fruit than last bottle in May 14 but tannins now properly integrated, usual LLC class and complexity, cassis and mulberry fruit driven but now with attractive tertiary flavours developing, would expect less muted bouquet to develop from now, 20 years plus of life. VF (18.5).

  • winotang Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 3, 2019 - PNP from magnum. Wine still dark purple, with nose of graphite, black fruits and oak. Full bodied with well integrated tannins, sweet black fruits. Finish still rather tight.
    Like other 86', tannins finally softening and the wine is starting to open up. Still needs a few years before it fully shows.

  • LWI wrote: 95 points

    January 19, 2019 - 1986 Left Bank Bordeaux: Graphite, a hint perfume; very well balanced, full bodied and long, pleasant, wonderful and complex finish.

  • GuWin wrote: 94 points

    January 17, 2019 - Bordeaux 1986 Stock, Oslo: Fabelaktig god duft. Mørk frukt, snev av tobakk, mentol og solbær. Fløyelsmyk, veldig god konsentrasjon, stor og kompakt frukt, finkornet tanninstruktur. Åpen og drikkeklar.

  • dream Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 11, 2019 - Rather coiled and linear like a typical '86 and really needed lots of air to show itself. Then the classic black fruit sweetness of LLC emerges along with notes of graphite minerals and dark spices. The finish is tight but complex and the tannins are still fairly prominent suggesting more time is needed here. 93+

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    7/2/2016 (link)

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

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Bordeaux Horizontals, 5/11/2009

    (Leoville Las Cases) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

    (Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/4/2011 (link) 94 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) Dark red violet color; tart cassis, tart black fruit, beef jus, ethereal nose; tart black fruit, rich beef jus, iodine, tart hoisin sauce, mulberry palate with firm tannins; long finish 94+ points (best bottle of this I've had, by far)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/8/2011 (link) 90 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) Bricking dark red violet color; mature, tobacco, tart currant, cedar nose; mature, tart currant, tobacco, cedar palate, with firm tannins; medium-plus finish 90+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/26/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) Dark red violet color; nice berry, blackberry nose with lift; tight, tasty, youthful, blackberry, berry palate with firm tannins; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1986
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 80 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,345 (71%)
  • Consumed 1,711 (28%)

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