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Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1982

Chateau Leoville Las Cases
13.5%
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Highlights

  • 100 points 6 times from Robert Parker
  • An all time great
  • Supreme 2nd Growth from 1982

Notes And Details

Producer Name Chateau Leoville Las Cases
State BORDEAUX
Suburb ST JULIEN
Country FRANCE
Winemaker
Colour Brick-Red
Nose Layers of tobacco leaves, cedar, sweet spices and dried blackberries.
Alcohol 13.5%
Palate Complex, generous and very long. One of the best vintages of Leoville Las Cases.
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle) Alcohol 13.5%
Case Size 1 Cellaring 10-15 Years
Variety Bordeaux blend SKU LLCS198210
Style ID 16581
Origin -    
Sustainability Organic    
Awards

Best With Slow Cooked Lamb    
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Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2010
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Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
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Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2011 (Bonded - En Primeur)
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Bordeaux blend
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  • WS 96
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Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2005
 »  France  »  Bordeaux  »  Medoc  »  Saint-Julien
Bordeaux blend
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Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1989
Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1989
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Bordeaux blend
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Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1995
Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1995
 »  France  »  Bordeaux  »  Medoc  »  Saint-Julien
Bordeaux blend
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AU $548.00
RRP AU$703.00
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Reviews

"Tasted three times over a two month period, this youthful yet pr..."

Tasted three times over a two month period, this youthful yet profoundly complex wine gets my nod as the finest Leoville-Las-Cases ever made. It reveals massive proportions yet extraordinary purity, elegance, and balance. This dense ruby/purple-colored 1982 still looks and tastes as if it were 5-8 years old. The nose offers up blazingly well-delineated, pure aromas of creme de cassis, cherry jam, minerals, and toasty new oak. This unctuously-textured, gorgeously rich, pure, super-concentrated, low acid effort concludes with a 45+ second finish. There is still tannin to shed in this unbelievably fresh, lively, full-bodied, vibrant wine. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035.

review Robert Parker

"The 1982 Leoville-Las Cases remains one of the awesome examples ..."

The 1982 Leoville-Las Cases remains one of the awesome examples of this great vintage. Rich, full-bodied, and backward, this thick-looking, opaque ruby/purple-colored wine is just beginning to display aromatic development. Jammy aromas of cassis intertwined with scents of vanilla, lead pencil, cedar, melted caramel, and toast are followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied wine that will benefit from another 7-10 years of cellaring. This hugely impressive, low acid Las Cases is crammed with ripe fruit. It is the most hedonistic and concentrated Leoville-Las Cases I have ever tasted, just eclipsing the other-worldly 1986. It is approachable now, but my instincts suggest more patience. Drink it between 2000-2030 . It is a monumental wine! Tasted 23 times since bottling with consistent notes.

review Robert Parker

"This tasting consisted of each of the varietal components of Las..."

This tasting consisted of each of the varietal components of Las Cases, followed by the final blend for Leoville-Las Cases. 1982 remains Leoville-Las Cases' greatest vintage in the post-World War II era. In this heralded vintage, every component wine revealed fabulous ripeness, concentration, and balance. The sensational Merlot is Petrus-like in its awesome intensity and viscous, exotic personality. Aromas of ripe coffee, jammy black-cherries, cassis, and smoke leap from the glass. Full-bodied, with exceptional richness and thickness, and low acid, this is a marvelous Merlot. Wow, wouldn't I like to have purchased four or five cases of this opulent wine! Already drinking beautifully, it tastes like a terrific Pomerol. The Cabernet Franc is all complexity, sweetness, and ripe fruit presented in an ostentatious style. It possesses better acidity than the Merlot. The huge, opaque purple-colored Cabernet Sauvignon is extraordinarily concentrated and tannic. Reminiscent of a barrel sample, this spicy, rich, still extremely young wine offers up a massive, Mouton-Rothschild-like, tobacco, lead pencil, and cassis-scented nose. The opaque black-colored Petit Verdot is monstrously-sized, with tough, hard tannin, and amazing fruit extraction, but it is oh, so astringent. The 1982 Leoville-Las Cases remains one of the awesome examples of this great vintage. Rich, full-bodied, and backward, this thick-looking, opaque ruby/purple-colored wine is just beginning to display aromatic development. Jammy aromas of cassis intertwined with scents of vanilla, lead pencil, and toast are followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied wine that will benefit from another 7-10 years of cellaring. This hugely impressive, low acid Las Cases is crammed with ripe fruit. It is the most hedonistic and concentrated Leoville-Las Cases I have ever tasted, just eclipsing the other-worldly 1986. Approachable now, it will last for 20-25 years.

review Robert Parker

"The 1982 is unquestionably the greatest Leoville-Las-Cases I hav..."

The 1982 is unquestionably the greatest Leoville-Las-Cases I have tasted. As fine as the 1986, 1988, 1989, and 1990 are, this is the wine to own. The color has moved from a dark opaque ruby/purple, to a more garnet tone. The nose offers huge, still immature aromas of cassis, minerals, and that elusive lead pencil smell that is associated more with Pauillac than St.-Julien. There is a roasted richness to the wine, as well as tremendous viscosity and unctuosity to the chewy, super-concentrated flavors. Full-bodied, and not as classically austere as purists might wish, this multi-dimensional, profound wine is loaded with flavor, and has a phenomenal finish. It is the essence of Leoville-Las-Cases. Like many 1982s, the sweetness that resulted from such ripe grapes is displayed throughout the aromas and flavors. While drinkable now, it is still youthful and at least 4-5 years away from full maturity. It should last for 35 years.

review Robert Parker

"The 1982 is unquestionably one of the greatest wines, and certai..."

The 1982 is unquestionably one of the greatest wines, and certainly the best Leoville-Las-Cases I have tasted. As fine as the 1986, 1988, 1989, and 1990 are, this is the wine to own. The color has moved from a dark opaque ruby/purple, to a more garnet tone. The nose offers huge, still immature aromas of cassis, minerals, and that elusive lead pencil smell that is associated more with Pauillac than St.-Julien. There is a roasted richness to the wine, as well as tremendous viscosity and unctuosity to the chewy, super-concentrated flavors. Full-bodied, and not as classically austere as purists might wish, this multi-dimensional, profound wine is loaded with flavor, and has a phenomenal finish. It is the essence of Leoville-Las-Cases. Like many 1982s, the sweetness that resulted from such ripe grapes is displayed throughout the aromas and flavors. While drinkable now, it is still youthful and at least 4-5 years away from full maturity. It should last for 35 years. Last tasted, 6/93.

review Robert Parker

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