Fine Wine

May 06 - 14, 2019

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LOT 522
CHÂTEAU GRAND VIN DE LÉOVILLE DU MARQUIS LAS CASES 1995 (1) WS 95 WA 95
CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1996 (1) WS 92 WA 98
CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1997 (1)
  • CHÂTEAU GRAND VIN DE LÉOVILLE DU MARQUIS LAS CASES 1995 (1) WS 95 WA 95
CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1996 (1) WS 92 WA 98
CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1997 (1)

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CHÂTEAU GRAND VIN DE LÉOVILLE DU MARQUIS LAS CASES 1995 (1)

Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé
scuffed label

The wine boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, and exceptionally pure, beautifully knit aromas of black fruits, minerals, vanillin, and spice. On the attack, it is staggeringly rich, yet displays more noticeable tannin than its younger sibling. Exceptionally ripe cassis fruit, the judicious use of toasty new oak, and a thrilling mineral character intertwined with the high quality of fruit routinely obtained by Las Cases, make this a compelling effort. The finish is incredibly long in this classic. Only 35% of the harvest was of sufficient quality for the 1995 Leoville-Las-Cases. Drink: 2005-2025 WS 95 WA 95

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1996 (1)

Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé
scuffed label

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. WS 92 WA 98

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 1997 (1)

Saint-Julien. 2ième Cru Classé
wine stained label

3 bts.    per lot $1,000 - $1,200

Realised: $1,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 92, 95, 98
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1995, 1996, 1997