1986

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Cru

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Description

1986 Château Léoville-Las Cases 2ème Cru classé, Saint-Julien AOC,
Château Léoville-Las Cases

The 1986 Leoville-Las Cases is still so youthful in appearance after 30 years, with only a thin bricking on the rim giving away its age. The bouquet is magnificent: extraordinarily pure and delineated, bewitching black fruit laced with cedar and graphite, the latter lending an almost Pauillac-like personality. The palate is exactly as I have found the previous dozen or so bottles I have tasted: structured, delineated, intense, aristocratic and imperious. It is less formidable than say, ten years ago, so it has probably just stepped onto its drinking plateau. The acidity is perfectly judged lending freshness and tension, crucial to counterbalance those layers of spicy black fruit that fans out with cedar and graphite (again) towards the finish. You come away with the feeling of having consumed a wine with immense energy, yet with so much more to give over the next three decades, and knowing this property, perhaps even the three decades after that! I would agree with the late Michel Delon: the 1986 Léoville Las-Cases is the summit of the 1980s. Drink 2016-2060.

Product information

Category Wine
Color red
Taste Secco
Vintage 1986
Grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Bottle size 5 l
Bottle cap Natural cork
Quality level Grand Cru
Origin Bordeaux (FR)
Alcoholic content 13,5% vol
Fermentation Barrique barrel
Contains sulfites Yes
CHF 5’950.00 CHF 1’190.00/Liter
incl. VAT (Plus shipping costs)

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Rating

  • falstaff 100

  • robertParker 98

Producer

  • Château Léoville-Las Cases
  • Frankreich / Bordeaux
  • Château Léoville-Las Cases
    33250 Saint-Julien Beychevelle