Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 2005

Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 2005



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Cabernet Sauvignon 67%, Merlot 17%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Petit Verdot 3%
rot, trocken
13,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2018–2055
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 96–100/100
Winespectator: 100/100
Parker: 98/100
Galloni: 97+/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Saint Julien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru 2005


Lobenberg: Schwarz mit leicht blauem Rand. Ungeheuer druckvolle Nase nach schwarzen und roten Beeren, schwarzer Kirsche. Nur ganz leichte Süße im Hintergrund. Im Mund sehr hohe Fruchtintensität, vornehmlich rote Frucht. Sehr konzentriert. Sattes Tannin, aber unendlich rassig. Sehr präsente Säure, jedoch keineswegs spitz. Super balanciert. Der Wein hat trotz der ganzen Feinheit und Harmonie ungeheuren Biss, gleicht stilistisch am ehesten Lafite Rothschild und gehört mit diesem Jahrgang sicherlich von der Klasse her in die Gruppe der 1er Cru. 96-100


Winespectator über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Winespectator: This is breathtaking. Black in color, with incredible aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral, licorice and lead pencil. Full-bodied, with a mind-blowing texture of seamless tannins that coat every millimeter of the palate. Goes on and on, with licorice, currant and flowers. Time will tell if it's better than the 2000. 100/100


Parker über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Parker: Another titanic effort from the Delon family, the 2005 Leoville Las Cases is probably the greatest wine made at this estate since Jean-Hubert Delon's father produced the 1986 and 1996. Only 37% of the production made it into the 2005, a blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with less than 13% Merlot and Cabernet Franc. An inky/ruby/purple color is accompanied by reticent aromatics that, with considerable coaxing, offer up subtle notes of toasty vanillin intermixed with lead pencil shavings, wet rocks, and enormously ripe, intense black cherry and creme de cassis. The wine hits the palate with a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel as well as enormous extract, concentration, and purity. This ageless, monumental claret requires a minimum of 15-20 years to approach maturity, and should last for a half century. It is about as classic a Leoville Las Cases as one will find. 98/100


Galloni über: Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2eme Cru

-- Galloni: The 2005 Léoville Las Cases is one of the most brooding, potent wines of the year. When will it be ready? The answer is not yet. Although I have had other bottles that have been showier. Inky, powerful and potent, the 2005 is a real showstopper. If opened now, the 2005 needs a good 12 hours in the decanter to start performing well. Over time, the 2005 shows it is just at the very beginning of a first plateau of maturity, with lovely aromatic complexity, layers of radiant fruit and tremendous structure to back it all up. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (88%) foreshadows the style that has now become the norm. Time in the glass brings out the red/purplish fruit nicely. Still, I would prefer to give the 2005 a few more years in bottle. The 2005 is a must have for readers who love Las Cases. Tasted two times. 97+/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 2005