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Leoville Las Cases 1990

Leoville Las Cases

Case Format: 12x75cl

Max score: 98.0

One of the largest and oldest classified growths in the Médoc, Château Léoville Las Cases is the leading estate in Saint-Julien. Comprising Cabernet Sauvignon (c.61%), Merlot (c.21%) and Cabernet Franc (c.16%) the vineyard thrives on a terroir of gravelly sand and clay soils and features vines that average over 40 years of old, with some of the Cabernet Franc vines being over 90 years of age. Léoville Las Cases’ winemaking procedure remains as traditional as possible with grapes fermented in temperature-controlled wood, concrete or stainless steel vats. Some of the oak vats are over 50 years of age. Since 1987 Léoville Las Cases have use a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis machine to help extract excess water from the grape must. Originally considered controversial, this technology is used by many of the top chateaux in Bordeaux making today. The end result is a firm, structured a powerful style of Bordeaux wine. A highly tannic wine, it usually needs between 15-20 years of bottle ageing to fully develop.



Jane Anson

A little less vibrant in colour than the 1982, this is closer to tawny than rose, with welcoming soot and hearth smoke on the nose, and on the first palate. The fruit is plum and loganberry, softened and atumnal, with dark spice - the Petit Verdot is making its presence felt in those early years, marking it out from the post 2005 years when this grape no longer appears. Elegant and precise, with fine tannins, softens on the finish, this is in its drinking window, revs up halfway through and again has the precise elegance that makes it so much St Julien once in its mature phase. Great, but not as good as the 1982. 50% new oak. Michel Delon owner.

James Suckling

This is so classic, with a beautiful nose of blackcurrants, bell pepper, lead pencil, herbs, blackcurrant leaf and tobacco. Elegant and very fine. Medium-bodied with silky tannins. Turns to sweet berry fruit after a while. This has real Bordeaux soul. Drink or hold.


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