1986 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux - 99 pts - OWC 12 x 750ml

1986 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux - 99 pts - OWC 12 x 750ml

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1986 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux - 99 pts!
The late Michel Delon always thought that this was the greatest vintage he had produced. We often tasted it side by side with the 1982, because I always preferred the latter vintage. Of course, the two vintages are quite different in style, with the 1986 a monument to classicism, with great tannin, extraordinary delineation, and a huge, full-bodied nose of sweet, ripe cassis fruit intermixed with vanilla, melon, fruitcake, and a multitude of spices. The wine has always been phenomenally concentrated, yet wonderfully fresh and vigorous. The wine still seems young, yet it is hard to believe it is not close to full maturity. It is a great example of Leoville Las Cases, and another compelling reason to take a serious look at the top Cabernet Sauvignon-based Medocs of 1986. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1986
Rating RP99/ST97/WS95
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Leoville-Las Cases
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP99 - 1986 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux - 99 pts! The late Michel Delon always thought that this was the greatest vintage he had produced. We often tasted it side by side with the 1982, because I always preferred the latter vintage. Of course, the two vintages are quite different in style, with the 1986 a monument to classicism, with great tannin, extraordinary delineation, and a huge, full-bodied nose of sweet, ripe cassis fruit intermixed with vanilla, melon, fruitcake, and a multitude of spices. The wine has always been phenomenally concentrated, yet wonderfully fresh and vigorous. The wine still seems young, yet it is hard to believe it is not close to full maturity. It is a great example of Leoville Las Cases, and another compelling reason to take a serious look at the top Cabernet Sauvignon-based Medocs of 1986. RP

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Wine Spectator WS95

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1986
Rating RP99/ST97/WS95
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location St Julien
Producer Leoville-Las Cases
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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