Château Léoville Las Cases 2000

Parker : 98 / 100
J. Robinson : 18 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2000 Leoville-Las-Cases is a quite fabulous, magisterial Saint Julien that is only just beginning to flex its muscles. It has a very intense and beautifully defined bouquet with mineral rich blackberry and bilberry scents, outstanding focus and harmony, and very well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, impressive backbone and focus in situ. There is a touch of mint infusing the fruit here, superb tension with a touch of mulberry and Hoi Sin lingering on the finish that still feels backward and sinewy. What was remarkable was to observe the melioration in the glass, achieving wondrous energy and delineation with time, still improving after a couple of hours. Buy it, cellar it, drink it. Tasted December 2016.
BordeauxSaint-Julien
Vineyard
Medoc

Grape varieties
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J. Robinson
18

R. Gabriel
20

Wine Spectator
100

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Dessert wine
No

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Julien

Color
Red

Producer
Château Léoville Las Cases

Parker
98

Allergens
Contains sulphites