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Leoville Las Cases Sammlerbox: Collection MiroiR - Millésimes Historiques

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Diese Sammlerbox enthält je eine Flasche aus den Jahrgängen 1982 (12,5% Vol.), 1990 (13,0% Vol.), 1996 (13,0% Vol.), 2000 (13,0% Vol.), 2005 (13,0% Vol.) und 2009 (13,0% Vol.)


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Im Herzen des Chateau Leoville Las Cases, eines 2eme Cru auf dem Sprung zum 1er Cru und der klaren Nummer 1 in Saint Julien, gibt es zwei antike, fast identische, italienische Spiegel aus dem 18ten Jahrhundert. Die in 2021 erscheinende Millesime Secret spiegelt die Einzigartigkeit dieser Kunstwerke als erste von nur zwei Editionen der Reihe Collection MiroiR . Nun ist die zweite, heiß erwartete Sammlerkiste Millésimes Historique erschienen. Die Jahrgänge 1982, 1990, 1996, 2000, 2005 und 2009 mit jeweils einer Flasche komplettieren die Sammlung und zeigen unbestritten Leoville Las Cases in seiner Vielfalt und Größe. Ein absolutes Must-Have. 1996: Spektakuläre Cassis- und Kirschliköraromen springen förmlich aus dem Glas. Ungeheuer dicht, symetrisch und fruchtintensiv, elegant und wuchtig zugleich. 98/100 2000: Ganz dicht, enorm tanninreich, intensive Frucht, sehr lang, perfekte Balance. 97+/100 2005: 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. 96-100/100 2009: Lobenberg: Sehr reife, süße Waldbeerennase, dann Cassis, rote Johannisbeere, die Nase erinnert an Lafite, Pauillac-Stil. Unglaublich viel Charme im Geruch, schöne Rasse dabei, große Harmonie und Feinheit ausstrahlend. Frische Zwetschge. Anders als beim Zweitwein kommt hier im Mund die Cabernet-Rasse voll durch, schöne Frische, vibriert von lebendiger Säure, neben der roten Frucht auch schwarze Waldbeeren, Holunder und Maulbeere, viel Cassis, eine Spur fester Brombeere, Sauerkirsche, Schwarzkirsche, flüssige Schokolade, Espresso, kubanische Zigarrenkiste, dabei trotz ganz feiner Harmonie große Rasse ausstrahlend, tänzelt sich in perfekter Balance über das Drahtseil. Superb geschliffen, extrem gerade, schneidet durch alles durch in der Gradlinigkeit. Noch Minuten später auf der Zunge. Klar voluminöser als der tolle 2008er, schönes Fett und Glyzerin, ein archetypischer Saint Julien eines untypischen Jahres. Hier vereint sich die maskuline, extrem tanninreiche Kraft mit dem weiblichen Charme der betörenden Frucht. Ungeheuer komplex, einer der wenigen Saint Juliens, der ob seiner ungeheuren Homogenität klar noch über dem kantigeren 2008 steht, man kann diese Perfektion des Jahres 2009 auch langweilig nennen, aber in 30 Jahren werden viele davor niederknien. Wie Montrose ein ganz großer 2eme Cru. 98-100/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Sammlerbox: Collection MiroiR - Millésimes Historiques

-- Jeb Dunnuck: 1982: Tasted at the domaine, the 1982 Leoville Las Cases is just about pure perfection, and while certainly mature, it has plenty of life ahead of it. Thrilling notes of blackcurrants, kirsch, tobacco leaf, cedar box, menthol, and exotic spices all emerge from this seamless, powerful yet magically elegant Leoville Las Cases. Opening up in the glass, with a smoky, singular character, it's an incredible wine from this terroir that has an almost Latour-like regal quality. It should continue drinking well for another 10-15 years and I'm sure will keep even longer. 99/100 2000: The 2000 Leoville Las Cases is another brilliant wine and, like most 2000s, appears to just now be at the early stages of its drink window. Smoky black fruits, crushed rocks, lead pencil, and menthol notes all emerge from this brilliant, blockbuster beauty that still tastes like it's just 5-6 years old. Beautifully concentrated, ripe, sexy, and seamless, it has the classic elegance and regal quality of this domaine front and center. It has another 3-4 decades of longevity.99/100 2009: Still a baby, the 2009 Château Leoville Las Cases is largely in the mold of the 1990 and 1982, offering a sexy opulence while staying in the classic, structured style of the estate. Based on 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc, its still ruby/purple hue is followed by a sensational array of blackcurrants, cedar pencil, green tobacco, exotic spices, and incense. With incredible purity, ultra-fine tannins, full-bodied richness, and that rare mix of power and elegance, this magical Saint-Julien is just now starting to reveal some secondary nuances and won't hit full maturity for another decade. It should see its 75th birthday in fine form. 98/100


Parker über: Sammlerbox: Collection MiroiR - Millésimes Historiques

-- Parker: 1982: Still stubbornly backward, yet beginning to budge from its pre-adolescent stage, this dense, murky ruby/purple-colored wine offers up notes of graphite, sweet caramel, black cherry jam, cassis, and minerals. The nose takes some coaxing, and the decanting of 2-4 hours prior to service is highly recommended. For such a low acid wine, it is huge, well-delineated, extremely concentrated, and surprisingly fresh. Perhaps because I lean more toward the hedonistic view of wine than the late Michel Delon, I have always preferred this to the 1986, but the truth is that any lover of classic Medoc should have both vintages in their cellar. This wine has monstrous levels of glycerin, extract, and density, but still seems very youthful, and tastes more like a 7 to 8-year-old Bordeaux than one that is past its twentieth birthday. A monumental effort. 100/100 1990: I underestimated this wine young, as it continues to put on weight and character. In fact, of the great vintages of Leoville Las Cases, this is one of the more forward wines, largely because of the seamlessness of the 1990 and its exceptionally sweet tannin, combined with relatively low acidity. The color remains a healthy opaque dark plum/purple. The classic Las Cases nose of sweet black currants, cherries, minerals, lead pencil, and vanilla soars from the glass. Very full-bodied, expansive, and super-concentrated, yet so symmetrical and perfectly balanced (always a hallmark of Leoville Las Cases), this wine seems youthful yet very approachable. 97/100 1996: 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 2000: This wine has put on weight and, as impressive as it was from cask, it is even more brilliant from bottle. Only 35% of the crop made it into the 2000 Leoville Las Cases, a blend of 76.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot, and 8.8% Cabernet Franc. The wine is truly profound, with an opaque purple color and a tight but promising nose of vanilla, sweet cherry liqueur, black currants, and licorice in a dense, full-bodied, almost painfully rich, intense style with no hard edges. This seamless classic builds in the mouth, with a finish that lasts over 60 seconds. Still primary, yet extraordinarily pure, this compelling wine, which continues to build flavor intensity and exhibit additional layers of texture, is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one of the great Leoville Las Cases. In another sense, it symbolizes / pays homage to proprietor Michel Delon, who passed away in 2000. Michel has been succeeded by his son, Jean-Hubert, another perfectionist. 99/100 2005: 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. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060 98/100 2009: Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Léoville Las Cases rocks up with a drop-dead gorgeous nose of baked blackberries, warm plums and crème de cassis with suggestions of violets, rose hip tea, dark chocolate, menthol and sandalwood. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and decadent in the mouth, it has super ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and exotic.98/100


Wine Spectator über: Sammlerbox: Collection MiroiR - Millésimes Historiques

-- Wine Spectator: 1882: A racy, classy, silky wine. Inky-ruby color. Black cherry, mineral and wet earth aromas. Medium-bodied, with very silky tannins and a long, superfine finish. Has always been excellent. 95/100 2000: Absolutely fantastic. This is one of the most exciting young reds I have tasted in a long, long time. It shows intense aromas of berries, currants and minerals, with hints of mint. Full-bodied and packed with fruit and tannins, its long finish is refined and silky. A benchmark for the vintage. Las Cases has always wanted to make first-growth quality in a top-notch vintage, and it certainly did in 2000. 100/100 2005: Sleek and racy, with black currant and fig fruit laced liberally with a bright iron streak and singed alder notes. This is very tightly coiled, as the fruit seems to be preserved for now, while the cold fireplace character holds sway. A superb energy in reserve gives this more than enough time to wait. Could outlast them all in this vintage.—Blind '01/'03/'05 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2017). Best from 2025 through 2050. 98/100 2009: This is gorgeously layered with cassis bush, anise, roasted fig and plum reduction notes all framed by racy espresso and graphite. Very deep and very long, with terrific intensity on the finish thanks to razor cut from the seemingly endless iron spine. With its purity and precision, this mineral-driven Cabernet should cruise for two decades. Best from 2020 through 2035. 98/100


Wine Cellar Insider über: Sammlerbox: Collection MiroiR - Millésimes Historiques

-- Wine Cellar Insider: 1982: This wine has required a lot of patience from consumers. 36 years to be exact. However, this was worth the wait. The wine has softened, filled out and opened up. With a short decant, the cedar, tobacco and blackberry were accompanied by cigar box aromatics. Full-bodied, concentrated and complex, the wine is regal, a little bit firm and incredibly long and mouth-filling. If you have been waiting for the wine to mature, this is ready for consumption. Tasted Nov 2018 97/100 1990: The 90 Leoville Las Cases is what great Bordeaux is all about. The wine is full-bodied, rich, deep and intense. Power with elegance, refined and fresh the tannins are perfectly ripe, backing up all the equally perfectly ripe, dark red currants, cigar box, tobacco leaf, cedar, forest leaf and spice. The wine fills your palate and sticks with you in the finish. It took 32 years to get here and will offer fabulous drinking for at least the next two decades with ease. Tasted Jan 2022 98/100 1996 : If you are seeking a vintage of Leoville 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. Tasted Nov 2021 98/100 2000: Stubbornly hanging on to its adolescence, the wine is firm, fresh, bright, chewy, and full-bodied. Still tight, yet, there is no denying the potential here, with its layers of spicy red currants, cedar, tobacco, cigar box, and earth. It is probably going to take until 2030 for this to be civilized. At that point, my score could look conservative. Tasted Nov 2021 95/1002005: This is a super wine, that in time, should go up in score. But patience is needed here. Decanted 4 hours, that was not enough to tame the strict tannins. Still, it was impossible not to enjoy the perfectly ripe, regal, red and black fruits, intensity, length and concentration found here. This is was the older British writers called good breed. I get their point, even if the term is archaic. All that being said, perhaps, this will be ready between 2025-2030 for the start of its long, 100 year life. 98/100 2009: If you like great Cuban Cigars, the nose here has your name on it. From there, add forest floor, leaf, red fruits, spice, flowers and a waft of smoke. Full-bodied, powerful, graceful and concentrated, this is a perfect example of classic Bordeaux at its best. The wine is firm, focused, fresh, pure and mouth-filling, Light on its feet, especially when you consider the level of density found here, the fruit is what stands out the most, for its vibrancy, purity and length. If you need to see what this is about now, give it 2-3 hours of air. If you can wait, this will rock your glass in another decade or so! 99/100

Jane Anson über: Sammlerbox: Collection MiroiR - Millésimes Historiques

-- Jane Anson: 1996 : 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

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-- Decanter: 1982: It's impossible, I know, to believe that a St-Julien might not be perfectly ready to drink at this ripe old age, but here we are, face to face with the conundrum that is Léoville Las Cases. You'll be happy to hear I had the 1981 Léoville recently and it was actually open, soft and ready to go. This 1982 is still a little stubborn on first opening, but gets better and better in the glass, with sweet brambly ripe fruits, and rippling tannins that are almost honeyed at this stage. Classic, dense, mineral minty touches on the finish, great persistency and a way still ahead of it. Michel Delon, father of today's owner, was in charge at this point (and until 2000) and the cellar master Bruno Rolland remembers that they were working in shorts at night in the vat house because even after harvest the temperature was not dropping below 20 degrees at night. They were the first estate in St Julien to start harvesting in 1982 by the way, on September 13. Petit Verdot 5% finishes the blend. 97/100 2000: Now closing in on two decades, this is starting to soften and open, bringing exotic spices to the fore. The inky colour translates into tight black fruits with liquorice, cigar box, graphite and grilled gunsmoke. It’s still a little fierce in its tannic structure, and will need a few more years to be truly welcoming, but it’s clear that the grapes reached full phenolic ripeness. The invariably low pH at Leoville, often below 3.5 (as it is here), explains its iron grip. I last tasted this in October 2017 and it has barely budged an inch since then, but it gets significantly better after an hour in the glass (and being double decanted), giving you an idea of just how much life remains ahead. Harvest 28 September to 11 October. 98/100 2005: To some, this is the best wine estate in St-Julien. Château Léoville Las Cases is one of the three Léovilles and is the largest at 97 hectares. Though the wine is a 2ème Cru Classé, or second growth, many see this old estate rivalling the first growths and have prices to match. I've been lucky enough to taste this a few times this year, and the last one (at a Christie's dinner in early November) confirmed once again what an incredible wine this is. With a full 87% cabernet sauvignon, and the rest made up of merlot and cabernet franc, the colour here is rich ecclesiastical purple, and the fruit still tight and brooding, although it starts to soften up with a good carafing even now. It's the texture of Léoville Las Cases that often hits you, and the confidence of a wine that knows it has years ahead of it. Dark fruits, bitter chocolate, black truffles, all perfectly in place. One to savour. 97/100 2009: Being Léoville-Las Cases, it is, as you would expect, still pretty determined to play its cards close to its chest. And yet the exuberance and generosity of 2009 is beginning to peep though. For those of us who lack patience, these kind of years are just brilliant for checking out what Las Cases is all about: brooding tannins are just starting to stir, controlling a tight-knit cassis, cigar box, pencil lead and liquorice body. You feel the skill in the unpeeling of the tannins, opening to reveal the perky fresh core, and you can see just why this is such a great estate. 97/100

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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.