Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1982


Robert Parker 100
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A wine that can be perplexing to taste is the 1982 Léoville Las Cases. I purchased a good bit of this wine as a wine future in 1983, and rated it 100 points early on. But I have rarely had a bottle from my own cellar that performed that well. Two recent examples, this one and one in Asia, were clearly as profound and compelling as any Léoville Las Cases could ever be. At this dinner I had several glasses from different bottles, and the wine was always extraordinary with a dense purple color that is just beginning to lighten at the edge, and lots of lead pencil, sweet black and red currant, cherry, dusty loamy soil, new saddle leather and spice box characteristics. This full-bodied, opulent, rich 1982 is a killer example of Las Cases. Virtually all of the bottles from my cellar still display a tannic, firm grip and have not performed this well.

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 Region France | Bordeaux | Sain-Julien
 Type Red wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
 Bottle condition
Bottles in good condition: Labels some very slight damage and perfect capsules . Levels top shoulder. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink