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2003 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2014 - 2028 (Edit)
CT93.4 191 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 154

  • macmac007 Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 8, 2022 - A friend popped this for his birthday dinner -- roast chicken, truffle sauce -- and it was a seamless joy. Soft and silky and assured -- nice mix of dark fruit and leather. Not a powerhouse year, so this was quite feminine compared to some of the tannic brick LLC powerhouse vintages. Obviously the prices are now bonkers even for a not epic year (nearing $300 or so), but I envy anyone who bought this en primeur and stored carefully.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • guido23 Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 22, 2021 - Decanted this time and consumed over ~3 hours. Everything is very subtle with this wine - not a blockbuster and a little tart before opening up but very pleasant.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Purple Tooth wrote: 93 points

    October 15, 2021 - Its important to say that this was from a Chateau released 1/2 bottle shared by a friend. We each had one full glass and to be honest, I was expecting a pretty aged wine, given that this was a fast aging 03 and from a split. In fact, this was either too youthful or already dried out and propped up by its acidity. A deep appearance was followed by a somewhat mediocre faint Bordeaux experience, but with a wine full of power and linger. The first impression was new oak creme on the nose, followed by ripe flavors that relaxed and started showing faint scorch flavors. Its nice to try this and scratch it off my want list. Good to know! Drink or Hold

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • The_Cat wrote: 95 points

    October 10, 2021 - Deep Crimson red. Intense flvors of ripe bleuberry, blackberry and raspberry some licorice and fine resine notes. Dense concentratet with lots of velvety tannins and never ending finish

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jmcnewjersey Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 26, 2021 - Wine was impressive upon first pour. Still young with many years to go. Offered dark red fruit notes on nose and palate, with a long finish. (EB NY on Aug. 23)

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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    Up From The Cellar No. 13 and Miscellaneous New Releases, 3/5/2021 (link)

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  • By Jane Anson
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  • By Julia Harding, MW
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    March 2013, 3/1/2013 (link)

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  • December 2007, Issue #18 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • 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, 087000337428, 1000000000211, 3258691208053, 3700274601015, 3700274606607, 370027462885, 3701368611033, 400004326586, 649944072355, 802236002090, 870952007163

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 101 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,141 (73%)
  • Consumed 2,143 (26%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

bake potatoes, Lamb Chops, Mont d’Or Cheese, Steak

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97% Like It  79 votes

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