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2016 Leoville Las Cases

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2016 Leoville Las Cases from Chateau Leoville Las Cases, St-Julien, Bordeaux

The 2016 vintage stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Chateau Leoville Las Cases in the hallowed appellation of St-Julien. In this particularly extraordinary year, the estate has once again transcended expectations, creating a wine that emerges as a pivotal investment piece for the discerning enthusiast.


Climatic Serendipity Meets Vinicultural Mastery

As seasons danced from warm spring to a uniformly sun-soaked summer, the climactic conditions of 2016 set the stage for a harvest that would later be extolled by oenophiles and critics alike. The 2016 Leoville Las Cases encapsulates this symphony of climatic fortune, melding it with the time-honoured skill that this storied château unfailingly brings to bear.


Poise and Potential: A Vintage Readied for the Long Haul

This vintage seduces with its opulent bouquet, a lavish tapestry of dark fruits with an underpinning of cedary oak and violet whispers. The palate bears witness to remarkable structure – robust yet refined tannins that promise to gracefully unfurl over years, perhaps decades. Blackcurrant, graphite, and hints of tobacco lend gravitas, ensuring that each sip is suffused with depth and complexity.

The investment potential of the 2016 Leoville Las Cases is as palpable as its flavour profile – a wine poised for maturation, bound to unveil nuances with time’s passage, while steadily appreciating in value within the alcoves of collectors' cellars.


Your Portfolio’s Sterling Addition

In summary, the intricate confluence of an exceptional vintage and expert viniculture is epitomised in every bottle of 2016 Leoville Las Cases from Chateau Leoville Las Cases. It represents not just an acquisition of a superb Bordeaux but an astute investment in a wine whose prestige will only be amplified in the fullness of Time's embrace.

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Very deep purple-black colored, the 2016 Léoville Las Cases (composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc) is quite closed to begin, yet with patient coaxing it unfurls beautifully to reveal suggestions of ripe blackcurrants, black raspberries, warm redcurrants and wild blueberries, followed by touches of unsmoked cigars, tilled red soil, cast iron pan, fallen leaves and lavender plus wonderfully fragrant wafts of lilacs and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tightly knit, very subtle layers of minerals, floral notions and black and red berries, all framed by exquisitely ripe, silt-like tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. Simply captivating even in its youth, give it at least a decade in the cellar and then enjoy it over the next 50+ years.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 30 November 2018


A brick house, with layers of cold charcoal, smoldering tobacco, warm cassis, dark plum and blueberry reduction flavors all working seamlessly together. The charcoal edge underscores the entire finish, which is focused and ridiculously long.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator (James Molesworth)


A unique Las Cases that harkens back to some of the great classics such as 1985 or 1986 with its solid backbone of tannins and a walnut, licorice and blackcurrant character. Full and powerful, characterized throughout by a steeliness that shows its strength and energy. Better than the 2015. Ultra-classic.

James Suckling -, April 4th 2017


Amazing combination of the stoniness and backbone of traditional Las Cases with extraordinary vitality and energy, all overlaid with fully ripe fruit. Such richness! Round tannins but  the most youthful wine I have yet encountered. Extremely minerally and thrilling. Jean-Hubert Delon bemoans the fact he will not be alive to see it at its peak, and is convinced it will shut down at some point. It is glorious to taste now.

Jancis Robinson -

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