2006 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 'Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de Las Cases' Saint-Julien
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2006 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 'Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de Las Cases' Saint-Julien

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(From 1985 Vintage) A fabulous wine; one of the first great Las Cases. Full-bodied and rich, with the tannins extremely well integrated into an impressive background of fruit.

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    RP95 Drink 2019-2035 Not surprisingly, Leoville Las Cases has produced another classic, potentially long-lived wine in 2006. Among the St.-Juliens, it, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Leoville Barton possess the potential for the greatest longevity. Interestingly, when I visited this chateau in January, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon offered me two samples, one where the cork had been pulled immediately prior to tasting, and another that had been decanted four hours earlier. Both were superb, but the wine that had had extended aeration was clearly the finer offering. The opaque purple-hued 2006- only 40% of the crop made it into the final blend- exhibits a personality that mimics the superb 1996. Classic aromas of sweet black raspberries, kirsch, cassis, and subtle toasty oak are followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine displaying moderately high tannin. This cuvee can often resemble a Pauillac wrapped in the St.-Julien appellation, and the 2006 is no exception. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, it will require significant cellaring before consumption. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035+.

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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2009
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 93-95 - As reviewed by Robert Parker