Leoville Las Cases 1996

Cult Wines Price: £2,500.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Leoville Las Cases, 1996

Tasting Notes Leoville Las Cases 1996

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
95

Tasted at Roberson’s Las-Cases vertical. The 1996 is more masculine on the nose with graphite and tobacco, a touch of sea salt developing with time, an estuarine tincture that is refreshing and speaks of its place. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, a saline touch on the entry, much more closed than the nose, obdurate as usual, quite austere towards the cedar and tobacco and mint dominated finish. Tasted February 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2011

Leoville Las Cases Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Leoville Las Cases 2017 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,534.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2015 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,512.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2014 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,200.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2013 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,100.00 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 £1,100.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2010 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,875.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2010 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £180.00 1x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2009 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £2,088.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2008 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,240.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2008 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £140.00 1x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2007 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,300.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2006 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,370.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2006 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £150.00 1x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2005 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £2,250.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2004 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,320.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2003 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,590.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2002 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,480.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2001 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,576.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 2000 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £2,500.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1999 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,580.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1998 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,550.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1997 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,459.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1996 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £2,500.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1995 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,850.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1990 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £3,100.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1989 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £1,995.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1986 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £3,600.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1982 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £3,900.00 12x75cl
Leoville Las Cases 1982 Chateau Leoville Las Cases £315.00 1x75cl