Leoville Las Cases 1999

SubregionSt Julien

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Tasting Notes

Score: 93Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

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.

Score: 91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

warm and exciting wine from a slightly frigid vintage. Black ruby in color. Rich and powerful on the nose, with loads of currant, smoke and tobacco. Full bodied and silky, polished and long, very pretty indeed. Best after 2005. 15000 cases made.

 James Suckling, Wine Spectator (31/3/2), March 2002

Score: 94James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 2002), March 2002

The Delons have managed to extract great concentration here. The wine is black in colour and remarkably powerful and muscular. Stacked with ripe cassis fruit. Stylistically and geographically (and probably price-wise too) this tastes like a cross between Léoville Barton and Latour. One cannot fail to be impressed.

Score: 16.5Farr Vintners, June 2000

Score: 18/25Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (Jun 2000), June 2000

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