Red

1990 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2007 - 2028 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 423

  • Paul D wrote: 95 points

    October 14, 2021 - Po's 1990 Bordeaux Dinner (La Trompette, Chiswick): Lovely, textbook medoc nose, blackcurrant fruit, smoke, gravelly minerals. Medium/full bodied on the palate, dark fruit, smoke, mineral, a thread of fine tannin still, vibrant acidity, this has drive and excellent length. Outstanding, drinking now but with many years ahead of it.

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  • NickA Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 14, 2021 - Po's 1990 Bordeaux dinner (La Trompette): Pukka Claret! Seemed a bit green at first, and buttoned-up, but it fanned out beautifully to reveal a stealthily seamless wine, with all its elements beautifully integrated. Spicy and well-proportioned. Of tonight's wines this is the one I'd want to follow over an evening with only 1-2 fellow drinkers. My and the group's WOTN.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SimonG wrote: 93 points

    October 14, 2021 - Po’s 1990 Bordeaux (La Trompette, London): A little more poise initially than I remember from my half bottles. Very rounded and giving. An atypically comely style of LLC. Still, a nicely mineral line develops with air. Showing well. ****

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • skyblue80 Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 22, 2021 - Elegant and sexy with most people on the table agreeing that the wine is still extremely young. Decanted 2hr to bring the wine to absolutely joy. Dark blue fruit, cassis and earthy aroma dominate from the moment of opening. Palate not extremely heavy, but the length was out of the world. I am keeping the next bottle for another 3-5yr. Amazing for a wine that is already 31yrs old!

    Had my 1/3 bottle the second day, but put in fridge overnight. To my surprise, the wine improved further and I would give it a 96 on day 2. It shows that I probably should have decant the wine a bit longer on day 1. Thumbs up again.

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  • D_RICH wrote: 96 points

    July 31, 2021 - One and one-half hour decant. Dark brick. Exotic earthy nose. Concentrated, rich dark fruits. As my friend correctly noted while tasting this blind, very Pauillac/St. Julien. Pleasing and memorable finish. Outstanding. Just missing that extra complexity to take it to the very highest level. The bottle was gone incredibly quickly. At age 31, this is ready to go now and for years to come. This was only 36 bucks back in 1993. (95-96).

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    8/7/2018 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Killers, 2/5/2010

    (Leoville Las Cases) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries, 10/4/2009

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  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

    (Léoville Las Cases Léoville-las-cases) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

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

    (Leoville-Las Cases) Too ripe, forced and hot. Some "fake" flavors there and the whole thing just seemed wrong. This did not have the authenticity of the other three. Not even close. Too bad as LLC was a great wine once. No longer.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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, 1000000000211, 649944072355

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 73 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,664 (67%)
  • Consumed 2,705 (32%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef stew w Tenderloin, lamb, mature cheese, pepper steak with acid filled roasted tomatoes, rack of lamb, red argentine meat, rich wine & brandy sauce, shallots carrots & potatoes, Solo, zu gut für Essen ;-)

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