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2010 Chateau Leoville Las Cases (Direct)Blend from France

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  • 100 Decanter
  • 100 Wine Enthusiast
  • 99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 99 Wine Spectator
  • 98 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Ratings:

100

Layered, textured, deep, cigar box, cassis and earth, managing to simultaneously stretch out, and burrow down. The edges open slowly but surely and seductively. Still inky in colour, this has all the powerful texture and tannic architecture that you expect from Leoville, and unlike the 2009 at its ten year point it is still keeping plenty of secrets close to its chest. But you are going to want to be around when it fully opens.

100 Wine Enthusiast

A hugely powerful wine, full of dark, brooding tannins. It's a wine for seriously long-term aging, a sculptural vision of classic Bordeaux structure with with classy, ripe blackberry fruits. It has fresh acidity and an immense full-bodied character, cut through with mineral acidity. A great wine, with great potential.

99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

The aromas to this wine have a beautiful purity of raspberries, blueberries, currants, and flowers that follow to a a full body, with super integrated tannins that are like the finest silk in texture. It shows elegant and pretty fruit character and a reserve and finesse of such great years as 1989 and 1995. The bright strong acidity gives a crunchy and creamy texture. This has a tiny bit more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than 2009. Give it at least six to eight years of bottle age.

99 Wine Spectator

Stunning and pure from the get-go, with intense cassis and blackberry fruit. Ultimately takes a slightly austere approach, with a wrought-iron structure driving along while pastis, black tea, licorice snap and asphalt notes course underneath. Long and loaded with grip, this remains remarkably fine-grained. A very chiseled Cabernet that is wonderfully precise and incredibly long. Best from 2020 through 2040. 12,000 cases made.

98 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The most powerful wine in this vertical is the 2010 LĂ©oville Las Cases, a full-bodied, deep and multidimensional behemoth redolent of rich berries, cassis, burning embers, pencil shavings and loamy soil. Broad-shouldered, layered and muscular, with huge reserves of concentration and sweet, powdery tannin, it concludes with a broad, resonant finish. This is a prodigious, somewhat imposing Las Cases that is still an infant a decade after bottling.

Product Detail

Item # 134449
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien
Ratings

100 - Decanter

100 - Wine Enthusiast

99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

99 - Wine Spectator

98 - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2010
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower