Chateau Leoville Las Cases   Leoville Las Cases

1999 Leoville Las Cases

By Chateau Leoville Las Cases

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The 1999 Leoville Las Cases possesses a dense purple color as well as classic aromas of vanilla, black cherries, and currants mixed with subtle toasty oak. The wine is medium-bodied with sweet tannin, yet it remains young, backward, and unevolved (unusual for a 1999). Its extraordinary purity and overall harmony give it a character all its own. This excellent Las Cases will be at its finest between 2006-2022.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 April 2002


Tasted at the Las-Cases off-line at The Square. A consistent tasting note here. The '99 retains a rather backward nose of cigar box, cedar and undergrowth, here with a faint touch of rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied and well defined though remaining stubborn and backward. Yet there is a lovely silky texture and over time it loosens its tie and develops intriguing honeyed notes towards an increasingly plush finish. The '99 may merit a higher score in a couple of years. Tasted February 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2011

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