Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 1996

Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 1996


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Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Merlot 14%
rot, trocken
12,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2010–2050
Verpackt in: 12er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 100/100
Jane Anson: 100/100
Parker: 98/100
Wine Celler Insider: 98/100
Bettane: 19/20
Jancis Robinson: 18/20
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Saint Julien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 1996


Lobenberg: Spektakuläre Cassis- und Kirschliköraromen springen förmlich aus dem Glas. Ungeheuer dicht, symetrisch und fruchtintensiv, elegant und wuchtig zugleich. 100/100


Jane Anson über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Jane Anson: I think we can officially declare 25 years as being the sweet spot for Léoville Las Cases - at least in slow-ageing vintages such as 1996, which is so perfectly suited to Cabernet Sauvignon. Still full-bodied and concentrated even now, but generous also, with cassis, tobacco and cigarbox smoke softening the edges of flint-chiselled tannic frame. As I said during the Berry Bros supper where we opened this wine, Las Cases can be almost Burgundian-like in how elusive it is (in this case because of how stubborn and tannic it can prove), but when you get the one bottle that sings, it's all worth it. This more than proves the point. Michel Delon owner at the time. 100/100


Parker über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Parker: The 1996 Leoville-Las Cases is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc picked between 25 September and 10 October (for fascinating insight, read Robert Parker's remarks about the blend with Michel Delon in the original tasting note). Now at 20 years, it has evolved into an absolutely stunning Saint Julien, clearly one of the best wines from the estate this decade. The bouquet is beautifully defined with intense black cherries, cedar, mint and a touch of oyster shell that seems to gain intensity in the glass. The palate is seamless from start to finish, extraordinarily pure, the 70% new oak totally assimilated of course, impressive weight and power allied with genuine finesse and tension towards the silky smooth finish. It stands as one of the best wines of the vintage without one iota of doubt and it will last 30-40 years without problem. You might call it 'proper Claret.' You might call it 'delicious.' Tasted July 2016. 98/100


Bettane über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Bettane: Un des plus grands Léoville de l'histoire, majestueux dans sa forme et son bouquet, rigoureux dans son tanin, avec une distinction qui le rapproche de Lafite. 19/20


Jancis Robinson über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Jancis Robinson: A good Cabernet year, very ripe. Gorgeously intense dark fruit on the nose. Spicy and pure and dark fruited. Paper-fine tannins, great finesse and tenderness. Well defined. Dry and cleansing on the finish. Super-fine. 18/20

Wine Cellar Insider über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Wine Cellar Insider: If you are seeking a vintage of Léoville Las Cases for current consumption, look no further. Full-bodied, concentrated, long, deep, and intense, the tannins are firm but soft, the fruit is perfectly ripe, and close to seamless finish must last at least 50 seconds or more. An hour in the decanter, or perhaps up to 2 hours kicks this stunner into high gear. 98/100

Mein Winzer

Leoville Las Cases

Die Delons sind bereits seit der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts Eigentümer dieses 2ème Crus, und ihr Wein gehört mindestens seit der zweiten Hälfte des letzten Jahrhunderts zur absoluten Spitze Bordeauxs.

Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 1996