Jane Anson dubs Leoville Las Cases 2016 ‘wine of the vintage’
Jane Anson’s 2016 scores for Bordeaux’s Left Bank have been published on Decanter.com, with her report on the Right Bank to follow this week.
According to the critic, “several Bordeaux 2016 wines have improved even further since En Primeur” and that “several top Medoc estates have outperformed 2015”.
Anson scored two wines a perfect 100 points: Leoville Las Cases and Lafite Rothschild. In her notes, Anson wrote that Leoville Las Cases was “mouthfilling and almost less austere than all of the others, yet it’s a serious wine”. She added that it is “a great advert for the whole of Bordeaux, and for me it’s the clear wine of the vintage”.
Of Lafite Rothschild, she noted that it has “ripeness and a sense of promise but, as is often the case with a young Lafite, it’s not giving a lot away and we can expect it to age for many decades perfectly comfortably”. She added that the wine was “extremely accomplished” and “one to cherish”.