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1973 Château Léoville Las Cases

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 1980 - 2003 (Edit)
CT89.8 8 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • NewFrenchClaret Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 18, 2018 - Perfect fill for its age. Disappointing on the first day- a pleasant enough though simple nose. Lots of dusty tertiary tones. Very dilute tasting though. Finished OK. Pretty much how I'd expect a 1973 left bank wine to taste.

    Day 2 is much better though. The wine has filled out nicely- not intensely concentrated but not noticeably dilute either. Attractively sweet; still not a particularly multi-faceted wine, but very pleasant indeed to drink if you like elderly Bordeaux.

  • ANIMISMUS Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 9, 2016 - The bottle was in good condition, level HS (high shoulder) with mould on cork. The color was dark brick red. Medium to full body with elegant acidity and nice acids. The nose and taste was a satisfaction with pepper dried fruits and sun ripe sicilian tomatoes. A miracle that this wine was still alive and will probably be for another five years.

  • rossi.wine wrote: 88 points

    November 6, 2015 - Bottle in very good condition, fill level ts. Great colour - really dark core still with nice discolouration around the rim. Clear and glowing. On the nose a little tired and not very intense. Undergrowth, spice box, black tea, tobacco but not much fruit, increasingly vegetal. On the palate soft and smooth, no noticeable tannins, not much fruit, a bit flabby with green notes emerging. With more air slightly aggressive acidity, but still very much alive. A little short towards the finish. Lacking concentration and depth as many of the 1973s probably always did - now past its best, but still a very decent bottle. 87-89

  • Jeremy Holmes wrote:

    August 15, 2014 - Has a dank, waterlogged fruit kind of smell at first that dissipates somewhat in the glass. There are greener notes of capsicum and tobacco that weave through the aroma and flavour profile. The nose is not terribly engaging but the palate is quite pleasant with fresh red berry fruits that are lively and detailed. Tannins have all but disappeared and there’s some brisk acidity that punctuates the finish.

  • Bourolo Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 11, 2014 - Charming nose, a little thin on the palate. Enjoyable wine and respectable effort for its age.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1973
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 40 (56%)
  • Consumed 31 (43%)

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