Leoville Las Cases 1999
Tasting Notes Leoville Las Cases 1999
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.
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.