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Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint-Julien (DP) 1999

L0008032
I have had perfect bottles of this cuvee, but, perplexingly, the bottles from my cellar tend to be broodingly backward and require plenty of coaxing. This huge wine is, in many ways, just as massive as Leoville Barton, but it possesses a greater degree of elegance as well as unreal concentration. Classic lead pencil, cassis, kirsch, cedar, and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. The tannins are still there, and, at least from my cellar, this 1982 does not appear to have changed much in the last 10-12 years. One wonders how much patience admirers of this brilliant St.-Julien will continue to exhibit. Drinking window: 2020-2050 95+/100 Robert Parker, robertparker.com
Red
Bordeaux
1999
France

Chateau Leoville Las Cases

CHAT153

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