Red

2003 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2014 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 131

  • JEP007 Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 27, 2020 - This is one of the first encounters with LLC. While the wine was enjoyable, nothing really stood out to me. I appreciated it for what I know about it- great house, not a great vintage, just entering its drinking window, good value. Medium to full body, fruit forward and tannins that are softening. No complexity or wild perfume. Somewhat elegant, but not regal. Glad I got this for only $100 on sale a few years back. The only other LLC I have in my cellar are 2015 and 2016. I really hope when I open them in another ten years, I'll have the AHA that others speak about.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • shubumukherjee wrote: 94 points

    March 23, 2020 - Vanilla, cherry, and tiramisu on the nose. Tart lime, velvet, mushrooms, and mud on the palette. With a long rich finish. Like sitting below a pear tree with a heavy downpour grounding you to the soil.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    February 28, 2020 - This is really quite nice, even charming. With 30 minutes of air, blackberry, cassis, smoke, flowers and thyme were easy to find. The wine has softened, taking on a refined quality, with an easy to like, medium/full-bodied, dark red berry and earthy finish. There is no touch of heat or jam here. The effect here is the early maturing quality and soft tannins. This is one of the best values for LLC in the marketplace today.

    5 people found this helpful Comments (3)
  • Sniffy-Sniff Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 3, 2020 - Agree with other tasters that this is just a touch primary at the moment. An hour of air in the bottle gave you a glimpse at the amazing potential. This is powerful and yet refined. Super long finish.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • jonanator wrote: 93 points

    January 25, 2020 - LLC did very well in this hot vintage - although the wine did feel little ripe for my palate, but I would have never guessed anything but old world. This really needed some air time to shine but when it did, this was delightful. Definitely more on the blue/black fruit side of the spectrum and although it is drinking well now, there is a lot more development still to come. I think this will be outstanding in a few more years once it develops a little more complexity. 93+

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Julia Harding, MW
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/27/2007 (link) 90 points

    (Château Léoville Las Cases) Mushroom and caramel popcorn nose; tasty, bright raspberry and red fruit with too pronounced buttered popcorn oak edges; medium-plus finish 90+ pts.

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Gary Vaynerchuk Appreciation Day., Episode #86, 9/7/2006 (link) 96+ points

    (CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES) COLOR-great, NOSE-huge, black cherry & blackberries on an open fire; TASTE-amazing Asian spice mid-palate, finish is flying, complex, rich; EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN A WINE (tons of fruit, but complex)…BALANCE. Last for 25-40 years AWESOME, PERFECT young Bordeaux; WS-97, RP-93, GV-96+

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • 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, 0400005885099, 1000000000211, 3258691208053, 649944072355, 802236002090

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 74 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,708 (76%)
  • Consumed 1,708 (23%)

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