1998 - Ch Léoville Las Cases 2ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Léoville Las Cases
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2007 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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1998 CH LÉOVILLE LAS CASES 2ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Léoville Las Cases
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2007 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £2,402.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 1999,
    Score: 90-93

    The 1998 does not appear to be a very complex wine, but Michel Delon and his son, Jean-Hubert, have turned in a superlative performance. It is a saturated purple-colored Las Cases with a classic nose of vanillin, black currants, cherries, and spice. Medium-bodied, with ripe, well-integrated tannin, and impressive length, this layered, concentrated, moderately tannic effort should be at its finest between 2002-2018.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2000,
    Score: 91-93

    Only 40% of the harvest was included in this wine, which is one of the finest Medocs of the vintage. It boasts an opaque black/purple color, superb intensity, surprising weight, and classic blackberry and cassis flavors intertwined with vanillin and minerals. Full-bodied, with remarkably mature, sweet tannin, this blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc is an exceptional effort in a tricky Medoc vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2001,
    Score: 93

    The 1998 has turned out to be one of the vintage's superb Medocs. It boasts an opaque black/purple color as well as a classic Leoville Las Cases display of lead pencil, gorgeously pure black raspberries and cherries, smoke, and graphite. A broad yet focused entry on the palate reveals firm tannin, medium to full body, superb concentration and purity, as well as a totally symmetrical mouthfeel. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025.

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Producer

Château Léoville Las Cases

If ever another wine gets promoted to first growth category, Léoville Les Cases will undoubtedly bethe one. Owned by the Delon family, this château is comprised of 97 hectares of vineyards. However,unlike most of its Médoc neighbours, it only uses the vineyards classified in the original 1855 classification, an area called "Le Grand Enclos", to make its grand vin.

Region

St Julien

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.