Leoville Las Cases, Chateau Leoville Las Cases

St-Julien, Bordeaux

Leoville Las Cases Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Leoville Las Cases 2017 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,532.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2015 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,533.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2014 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,160.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2014 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £600.00 6x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2013 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,045.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2013 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £600.00 6x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2012 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,400.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2012 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £650.00 3x150cl
Leoville Las Cases 2011 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,200.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2010 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,880.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2009 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £2,100.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2008 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,364.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2008 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £140.00 1x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2007 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,280.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2006 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,322.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2006 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £150.00 1x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2005 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £2,365.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2005 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,090.00 6x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2004 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,300.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2003 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,600.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2002 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,480.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2001 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,528.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2000 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £2,460.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1999 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,580.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1998 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,546.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1997 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,500.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1996 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £2,500.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1995 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,790.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1990 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £3,000.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1989 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,995.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1986 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £3,750.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1982 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £3,900.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1982 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £315.00 1x75cl

Highest rated vintages for Leoville Las Cases

99

The late Michel Delon always thought that this was the greatest vintage he had produced. We often tasted it side by side with the 1982, because I always preferred the latter vintage. Of course, the two vintages are quite different in style, with the 1986 a monument to classicism, with great tannin, extraordinary delineation, and a huge, full-bodied nose of sweet, ripe cassis fruit intermixed with vanilla, melon, fruitcake, and a multitude of spices. The wine has always been phenomenally concentrated, yet wonderfully fresh and vigorous. The wine still seems young, yet it is hard to believe it is not close to full maturity. It is a great example of Leoville Las Cases, and another compelling reason to take a serious look at the top Cabernet Sauvignon-based Medocs of 1986. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. Last tasted, 9/02.

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003
98+

Along with the Medoc first growths, Leoville Barton, Chateau Montrose, Sociando Mallet, and a handful of other producers, Leoville Las Cases continues to make a wine meant for very long-term cellaring. When I did my earlier tastings of the 2000, my projected maturity dates were 2012-2040, but it is looking more like 2020-2050. This full-bodied blend of nearly 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc still has a youthful ruby/purple color, notes of graphite, kirsch liqueur, black currants, and lead pencil shavings, with good acidity, the tell-tale purity, layered ripeness and intensity, and a profound finish. However, with its high level of tannin and brooding backwardness, this superb effort needs to be forgotten for up to a decade.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #189 June 2010
98+

The 2009 Leoville Las Cases may be the most open-knit and forward Las Cases I have tasted to date. Analytically, it is high in tannin and the alcohol is 13.8%, nearly a record at this estate. This blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was showing brilliantly at the 2009 tasting I did in Hong Kong and at a later tasting. It boasts an inky/purple color, monumental concentration and lots of sweet, jammy black currant, black cherry and kirsch fruit intermixed with crushed rock and mineral notes. As always, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon has built a massive wine with exceptional precision, unbelievable purity and aging potential of 40-50 years. I was surprised by the lusciousness of this cuvee on several occasions, and how much more forward it is given the fact that Las Cases can often be forebodingly backward and in need of 10-15 years of cellaring (at age 30, the 1982 is still a baby in terms of development!). The super-concentrated 2009 needs another 5-7 years before additional nuances emerge. This is a brilliant, full-throttle St.-Julien.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
98

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

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
98

Having previously rated it nearly perfect, I was apprehensive of a letdown about tasting the 1996 Leoville Las Cases once it had been bottled, but that concern was quickly dismissed once I put my nose in the glass. A profound Leoville Las Cases, it is one of the great modern day wines of Bordeaux. This wine's hallmark remains a sur-maturite (over-ripeness) of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Yet the wine has retained its intrinsic classicism, symmetry, and profound potential for complexity and elegance. The black/purple color is followed by a spectacular nose of cassis, cherry liqueur, pain grille, and minerals. It is powerful and rich on the attack, with beautifully integrated tannin, massive concentration, yet no hint of heaviness or disjointedness. As this wine sits in the glass it grows in stature and richness. It is a remarkable, seamless, palate-staining, and extraordinarily elegant wine - the quintessential St.-Julien. Despite the sweetness of the tannin, I would recommend cellaring this wine for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2035.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122 April 1999
96

As one might expect, this is a brilliant wine, but it remains shockingly young, even for the fast evolving 1990s. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic, nearly restrained set of aromatics that includes notions of sweet black cherries, black currants, lead pencil, and wet stones. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, and while technically low in acidity, there is a freshness, delineation, and classicism in this full-throttle, rich, concentrated, impeccable 1990. While still youthful, it is easy to appreciate despite its substantial tannins. It is not quite as backward as the 1990 Lafite Rothschild or 1990 Latour. Anticipated maturity: now-2035. Release price: ($500.00/case)

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #183 June 2009
96+

The 2010 is a quintessentially elegant, classic wine of Bordeaux – firm, rigid, perhaps slightly lighter than most of the other St.-Juliens, but stylish, potentially complex, and reminiscent of the style of the 1986, but more concentrated and powerful. It is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc with a normal pH of 3.56. It was raised in 75% new oak and the alcohol came to 13.7%. This wine displays loads of black currants, cedar wood and vanillin, but needs a good 7-8 years of cellaring, if not much longer. It should last for 30+ years. What I like about tasting at Las Cases is that Jean-Hubert Delon opens one bottle in my presence, and has another already decanted four hours in advance to compare. It is nearly unanimous on each visit that the decanted wine shows better, which probably gives you some insight into the aging potential of Las Cases. It is certainly one of Bordeaux's longest-lived wines, and seems to have more and more of a character resembling Lafite Rothschild more than its nearby neighbor, Chateau Latour.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
95

Not surprisingly, Leoville Las Cases has produced another classic, potentially long-lived wine in 2006. Among the St.-Juliens, it, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Leoville Barton possess the potential for the greatest longevity. Interestingly, when I visited this chateau in January, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon offered me two samples, one where the cork had been pulled immediately prior to tasting, and another that had been decanted four hours earlier. Both were superb, but the wine that had had extended aeration was clearly the finer offering. The opaque purple-hued 2006- only 40% of the crop made it into the final blend- exhibits a personality that mimics the superb 1996. Classic aromas of sweet black raspberries, kirsch, cassis, and subtle toasty oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine displaying moderately high tannin. This cuvee can often resemble a Pauillac wrapped in the St.-Julien appellation, and the 2006 is no exception. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, it will require significant cellaring before consumption. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009
95+

I have had perfect bottles of this cuvee, but, perplexingly, the bottles from my cellar tend to be broodingly backward and require plenty of coaxing. This huge wine is, in many ways, just as massive as Leoville Barton, but it possesses a greater degree of elegance as well as unreal concentration. Classic lead pencil, cassis, kirsch, cedar, and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. The tannins are still there, and, at least from my cellar, this 1982 does not appear to have changed much in the last 10-12 years. One wonders how much patience admirers of this brilliant St.-Julien will continue to exhibit. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050. Release price: ($160.00/case)

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #183 June 2009
95

Only 43% of the production made it into the final blend of this remarkable 2002. Produced from a low 17 hectoliters per hectare, it includes 66.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, 13.9% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot. It has the highest alcohol ever achieved in a Leoville Las Cases (13.5%) as well as a lofty pH of 3.85. Nevertheless, the impression is one of a structured wine with considerable density, a ruby/purple color, layers of flavor, and a classic overall personality. The wine exhibits pure black currant, licorice-infused fruit, huge body, a viscous mid-palate, and a long, heady finish. I suspect this wine won’t be nearly as charming as the 2003 in its youth, but it hasn’t yet closed down, and I am amazed at just how rich, intense, and full-bodied it tastes even after bottling. This is certainly one of the half dozen or so candidates for wine of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #158 April 2005