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2000 Ch. Léoville-Las Cases, St Julien

Ch. Leoville-Las Cases, St Julien

Dark, brooding colour. Very introvert and still difficult to read though extremely solid. Then a polish and a suggestion of fireworks hints that this will be an extremely interesting wine with time. Very clean and appetising and bracing. Super-claret indeed!
(Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com - 23 Mar 2010)



Jancis Parker
18.5/20 98+/100
Ch. Leoville-Las Cases, St Julien
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 - Wine Advocate - Jun 2010) 

Jancis Parker
18.5/20 98+/100
Ch. Leoville-Las Cases, St Julien
Product:Château Léoville Las Cases 825
Maturity: Drink 2012-2040 (Ready, but will improve)
Vintage: 2000
Origin: France » Bordeaux » St Julien Map of the region
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, 13% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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Jancis Parker
18.5/20 98+/100
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