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Château Léoville Las Cases St.-Julien

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A splendid showing, much stronger from bottle than it was from barrel, the Leoville Barton is one of the spectacular wines of the vintage. Inky purple to the rim, its huge tannin gives this wine real potential for 30-50 years of longevity. It is a classic, powerful Bordeaux made with no compromise. A superstar of the vintage, the wine has notes of pen ink and creme de cassis, good acidity, sweet, subtle oak, and massive extraction and concentration.

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    drank for Steve's birthday at Capital Grille with Tina and Joaquin.

    over 4 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 104 on Apr-96
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage)
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Good bright ruby-red. Pretty aromas of black cherry, cassis, tobacco leaf, minerals, licorice and violet. Chewy, rich and deep, with good dense mid-palate fruit and excellent concentration. Fuller and sweeter than the Langoa. Finishes long and delineated, with powerful tannic clout and terrific mineral thrust. A serious 2006 for the cellar.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Robert Parker