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2016 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2029 - 2058 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • Decarlor Likes this wine: 100 points

    January 4, 2022 - Probably the best Leoville Las Cases ever.
    Decanted 3 hours. I was surprised by its readiness, despite it will improve for sure over time.
    Very complex wine with blue/black fruits prevailing over red.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • Brian of Mull Likes this wine: 98 points

    June 5, 2021 - Opened 2 hours. Color is very dark ruby/purple. On the nose: Cassis, plum, leather, graphite and some dark chocolate. On the palate: Cherry liquor, cassis, plum, leather, some background spice notes, pomegranate and dark chocolate. There is a lot here. Exceptional wine. It is very young and should be left for another 5 years. I have case and have been aching to try.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • Romol Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 20, 2021 - Decanted 4 hours. A very good Las Cases. Even at this young stage really something special. And I'm pretty sure that there is a lot more to come with more age. I think this will be a stunner with 10 more years in the cellar. 94++ pts at the moment.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • DrewWongo Likes this wine:

    March 26, 2021 - Coravin Pour with aerator - Very primary fruit driven nose, although not really expressing itself too much now. It would be an awesome experience to nose this is it was less muted today. On the palate, again loads of fruits. There's an easiness to drink this now, although it's layered and complex. It's medium to full bodied. On the finish, it is long and lingers. The whole experience from nosing to tasting and enjoying the finish is so seamless. This is a wine that is dangerous in the sense that you will sub-consciously keep reaching out to enjoy and before you know it, it's all gone.

    Having said that, I anticipate that if you have the patience to wait longer, this wine will mature into something more stunning than it is today.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Matt Scott Likes this wine: 100 points

    October 29, 2020 - Decanted for three hours. The bouquet is stunning and perfection personified, with blackberry, pipe tobacco, chocolate pudding, mineral, black cherry and earthy elements. The tannins are polished, yet so layered and silky, with force and a pretty edge. Absolutely addicting and in the same realm as the mythic ‘05 and ‘82 (with the right bottle), this is legendary. Extremely long and I cannot find a flaw. Watch this for many, many years. If I live to see this at the age of fifty, I will experience a bottle that is still regal. Drink 2029 -.

    10 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jane Anson
    Bordeaux En Primeur 2016 St-Julien, 4/2/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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 0400005885099, 3364420090773, 3550871212035, 370027462885, 639737585575, 639737619799, 649944190639

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 865 (12%)
  • In Cellars 5,845 (84%)
  • Consumed 254 (4%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Game, Lamb, Poultry

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  20 votes

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