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1975 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2000 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 163

  • MikePemulis Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 15, 2022 - Birth year bottle purchased somewhat on a lark last year. Had no idea what sort of shape the wine would be in, but fill level was still top shoulder and gave it a go over a birthday weekend. Hats off to the sommelier who spent the better part of 20 minutes working the very soft cork out of the bottle. Once open the wine was great. Still some fruit to my taste, pleasant touch of acidity and just a great, well balanced wine. My first time drinking something much more than 25 years old, so not much to compare it to and maybe colored by sharing with friends over a birthday, but the overall experience was super.

  • IJC Likes this wine:

    January 8, 2022 - The mysteries of older Bordeaux.

    It's been a very long time since I last drank a Leoville Las Cases, which in my younger days I considered my favorite wine. And with good reason, as any of you who might have drunk this wine in its youth in the 70s and 80s may attest - a powerful wine that is best described as an iron fist in a velvet glove. So seductive, and so memorable.

    This particular bottle was the last of the case I bought as a future, and it has had a long history with me, "suffering" through its first almost 30 years in less than ideal conditions, including being not quite frozen when a pipe burst in my in-laws house during a winter freeze, and subsequently being stored in a coat closet in my apartment before being given pride of place - and never moved -in a EuroCave for the past 15 or so years. In celebration of my birthday, we opened the bottle with trepidation.

    The cork crumbled as it was removed, but the aroma that issued set all fears set aside, the wine was intact, and - to my mind - glorious. An assertive but not overwhelming acidity served as the foundation from which the bottle drew its strength. There were no "fruit" notes, at least not in the usual sense of the word. Instead, strong notes of cinnamon and allspice issued from the bottle, evolving through the evening, no two sips quite the same. Wonderful

    Rated +3 on a scale of -1 to +3.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MrOctoberfest Likes this wine:

    December 26, 2021 - Served with a rib roast, this had leather, pencil shavings, cigar box and dried black fruits. Tannins were perfectly resolved.

    Served alongside a 2004 Gattinara, which tasted too acidic and tannic in comparison. I didn’t love this, but I’ve never had a 1975 Bordeaux that really wowed me.

  • BenBlu Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 20, 2021 - It was father's day on a rainy June afternoon in London - felt like the appropriate bottle to reach for. Delivered the goodies on pnp with surprising lift and freshness - almost a bit fizzy and Burgundian acidity - classic cassis, leather and earth notes. Moderate alcohol, medium length, very easy to reach for the next glass. A really good showing and this bottle could have gone for another few decades no issues.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Philippe_C wrote: 94 points

    June 9, 2021 - Huge nose of leather, cigar box, mine de crayon... Still vibrant, with nice concentration, black cold fruit, nice polished tannins, great Saint-Julien that can still keep a few years!!

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/5/2021 (link)

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

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar No. 13 and Miscellaneous New Releases, 3/5/2021 (link)

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  • By James Suckling
    6/12/2016 (link)

    (Château Léoville Las Cases St. Julien Bordeaux, France) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    2/16/2011 (link)

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

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2002 (link)

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

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/12/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) Bricked medium dark red color with pale meniscus; tobacco, mushroom, leather nose; solid, tart red fruit, tart cassis, tart plum palate with firm tannins still; medium-plus finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/10/2007 (link)

    (Leoville-Las Cases) This was classic old school Bordeaux with loads of funk, lead pencil and rustic cassis fruit. The palate was a touch muddied but pure with good concentration. Fully resolved and drinking great now but if you got 'em drink up.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2004 (link) 94 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) Lovely, mature Bordeaux nose with caramel; lavender entry, elegant mature cassis, soft tannins; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1975
  • 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, 370027462885, 5010493048910

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,010 (64%)
  • Consumed 574 (36%)

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