Wine Region: Saint-Julien, France
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot, Cabernet franc
Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic, nearly restrained set of aromatics that includes notions of sweet black cherries, black currants, lead pencil, and wet stones. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, and while technically low in acidity, there is a freshness, delineation, and classicism in this full-throttle, rich, concentrated, impeccable 1990. While still youthful, it is easy to appreciate despite its substantial tannins.
Robert Parker 96 pts
Wine Spectator 93 pts
About the Winery
Created in 1638, Château Léoville Las Cases produces wines that are among the most prestigious in Bordeaux. These wines were already well known, appreciated and dear in the middle of the eighteenth century, thanks to the efforts of the owner, Blaise-Alexandre de Gasq, Lord of Léoville. Four of his heirs shared the estate during the Revolution. One of them, the Marquis de Las Cases, owner of a quarter of the lands, having fled abroad, the three others obtained from the Revolutionary State a partial confiscation of the field, bearing specifying on this quarter. This parcel will eventually become Léoville Barton. At the beginning of the 19th century, the estate is split again, half of which is contiguous to Château Latour constituting the current vineyard.
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