St. Julien, Médoc

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine
9.3

The bottle of 1982 Léoville Las-Cases was sadly out of condition, though fortunately I tasted another example at a private dinner in Bordeaux a few weeks later. To be honest, I have always preferred the 1985 or 1986 to this vintage, and this gives me no reason to change my mind. It has a surliness on the nose that is uncharacteristic of this vintage, tightly wound tertiary scents, melted tar and pencil shavings. The palate is full-bodied with fine grip, dense and quite powerful, yet it is more impressive than pleasurable. The aforementioned vintages have pulled away from the 1982 in recent years, though it remains a very fine Saint-Julien. It just needs to turn its frown upside down. Tasted at the 1982 Dinner at Hatched. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 6 days ago

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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

A blend of 66% Cab Sauv, 31% Merlot and 3% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of black fruit and floral aromas. On the palate blackberry, currant and plum flavors with cacao and oak notes. Fine tannins, long finish, good balance ending with fruit, cacao, tobacco, earthy herbs and cedar notes. — 15 days ago

Dawn, Anthony and 9 others liked this

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Nose has ripe blueberries, ripe mulberries, crushed blackberries, lacquered wood, damp slate, overly humidified cigar and a touch of cedar.

Palate has blackcurrant, blackberry, black cherry, dried cherry, graphite, iron and cigar ash. Tannins are medium, actually lighter than anticipated, and quite enjoyable. Lots to like on the nose and palate with this youthful Bordeaux.

45% Merlot / 42% Cabernet Sauvignon / 13% Cabernet Franc

Decanted 4H at the time of notes. Drink 2025-2038.

A second label from our favorite Left Bank producer, a wine I've been searching to find for many years and finally landed one in Chicago last year (2021).

Paired to Merlot steaks (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY) and recently dug Carola potatoes from our garden tossed in butter and garden herbs, both finished with flakey Maldon salt.
— a month ago

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Bob McDonald

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That would be Left Bank Severn. I love las Cases as well. Most years the Grand Vin is equal to the First Growths.

Château Talbot

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Nose has blackberry/blueberry jam, fresh roses, burnt leather, cigar humidor, dried mud and spring violets.

Palate has rain soaked blackberries, ripe plum, dried orange zest, cedar, dried blueberries with mild tannins. Lovely wine.

Purchased in February 2005; $34. Fantastic price for this great Fourth Growth producer, I wish we'd bought a lot more on this vintage.

Decanted 5H at the time of notes, more time appreciated. A beautiful wine, drink 2025-2030. Paired with Allen Bros. rib caps tonight, delectable. 😉

52% Cabernet Sauvignon / 41% Merlot / 4% Petit Verdot / 3% Cabernet Franc
— 4 days ago

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Vasanth Balakrishnan

Vasanth Balakrishnan

I mean 2005. 😬

Château Lagrange

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Very balanced , very tasty, long finish.
Deep garnet, aromatic, medium body, some plum and tobacco notes. Excellent value.
— 20 days ago

Daniel, John and 11 others liked this

Château Gloria

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Yum. Juicy. Balanced. Get more. — 10 days ago

Iwan, Ted and 6 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Sarget de Gruaud Larose Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Popped. Notes from Day 3 open (unrefrigerated on the counter overnight). In a lovely place. Soft smokey cedar, blackberry, a hint of vanilla, earth. On the palate: lovely acidity, good density, more blackberry, blueberry, a touch of vegetal green, soft earth and lovely tang on the finish, which shows a dusting of tannin. Yum. — 5 days ago

Bob, Eric and 10 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Burley, muscular style that seems to be close to maturity & holding up well. Notes of black fruit, iron, cedar, leather & tobacco notes — 6 days ago

Severn, Eric and 12 others liked this

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Losing some of it’s magic already. — 10 days ago

Tom, Lyle and 15 others liked this

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Fantastic left bank Bordeaux. Dark, super dry fruit. Minerally with this so district graphite/lead pencil under notes. Just returned from South Africa where we were blown away with the quality wines they are producing from their stunning vineyards. We were able to stuff 36 bottles on our suitcases. Yes Shiraz and Pinotage and Chenin blanc are their signature wines but places like Vergelegen, Villafonte and BoschenDal are making fantastic Bordeaux blends. We just had to check it against our references once we got home… — 10 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
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