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2008 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2019 - 2039 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • CondorKhan wrote: 93 points

    January 1, 2022 - Pours dark garnet with only the slightest hints of bricking indicating any age. It drops ZERO sediment. Beautiful aroma of dark berries and cedar. On the palate, dark cherry, cassis, graphite. Body is medium light. The tannins and the acidity are significant but tone down with air. It's obviously a wine of impeccable class, without jagged edges, but I think it's in a bit of a strange place... Upon popping, the acidity and minerality are upfront, and that makes it very interesting, but when it gets some air, I don't think the fruit comes out with enough intensity... I suppose I was waiting for some fireworks that never happened. In any case, this is a very classically styled wine that is still very, very young and has many years ahead. I suspect I'd give it a much higher score 5 years from now.

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  • catowne1 Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 26, 2021 - Stunning

  • nwebstar Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 26, 2021 - Very cool and classical. Started tight and structured with much promise but didn’t quite release fruit to be magnificent. Very much dark fruited (black & blue berries), dry and savoury. Earthy, char, dry spices with hints of liquorice or olive. Elegant and mid weight. Very good. (Drank over 3-4 hours)

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  • Jofie Likes this wine: 96 points

    November 27, 2021 - Very, very good wine. Needs a couple of hours in the decanter but then it opens up nicely: Dark red fruits, earthy tones, finely integrated tannins and acidity. The wine is smooth, harmonious and almost creamy with a very good length. For me this is a very good drinkable vintage of Las Cases at this stage.

  • Indran Rajendra Likes this wine: 97 points

    November 20, 2021 - Mahogany but hints of mauve. Minimal stain on cork suggests good provenance. Aged aromas (mushroom) appear after 1/2 hour. Blackcurrant, blueberries,dark cherries, minerals.lemon grass and mint. Slightly too tart. Tannins slightly bitter and harsh. Riedel glasses. 16 deg C. Estimated window maturity 2025-2045.

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    2008 Bordeaux - Now at age 10, 2/28/2019 (link)

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    February 2018, 2/1/2018 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, Re-Visiting the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage: Is It Superior to Both 2009 and 2010?

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    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 0031259040592, 0400005885099, 071570024963, 087000346253, 3258691208053, 3700274606607, 607921014804, 607921018963, 649944072355, 852187003431

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 529 (8%)
  • In Cellars 4,930 (75%)
  • Consumed 1,113 (17%)

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Asian Pork Ribs, Beef Dishes, Brie Cheese, Camembert Cheese, Hamburger, Lam, Lamb, Meatloaf, Mongolian Beef, Okse

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