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Château Léoville-Las Cases 1989

$693.75 per bottle

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The grand vin of Léoville-Las Cases was classified as one of the original fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the 1855 Bordeaux Wine Official Classification. The estate sits right on the northern edge of the Saint-Julien AOC, bordering the vineyards of Château Latour in Pauillac.

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The grand vin of Léoville-Las Cases was classified as one of the original fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the 1855 Bordeaux Wine Official Classification. The estate sits right on the northern edge of the Saint-Julien AOC, bordering the vineyards of Château Latour in Pauillac.

The 97-hectare vineyard is planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, with the vines averaging 30 years of age. Between 180,000 and 200,000 bottles of the grand vin are produced each year.

"Léoville-Las Cases is unquestionably one of the great names and wines of Bordeaux. Since 1982, it has consistently been of first-growth quality, with some vintages superior to several first growths. The wines are generally deeply coloured, tannic, big, and concentrated, and potentially long-lived. Over recent years, they have also exhibited both power and elegance in a harmonious style. These traditional St-Juliens require patience, as they are ready to drink only after 10 to 15 years' ageing. If the 1855 classification were revised, Léoville-Las Cases would surely be a serious candidate for first-growth status."

— Robert Parker

Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
17/20 February 2011 tasting Still a strong dark crimson colour but some brick at rim. Savoury mineral nose then opens up to very ripe fruit. A little leafy. Dry, grainy tannins but sweet fruit and some chocolate sweetness on the finish. A mix of firm and leafy. A bit gruff, sweet/sour aftertaste.
Robert Parker
Robert Parker
91 The 1989 tasted California-like in its ripe, sweet, black cherry fruit, nicely-integrated, toasty new oak, and clean, pure winemaking style. A tighter, more compact finish is the result of elevated tannin, but this is an outstanding, rich, medium-weight Las Cases that tastes less well-endowed than I originally predicted. It is built more along the lines of the classy, elegant 1985 than the blockbuster 1982 and 1986. The wine is still youthful, with no amber at the edge of its healthy deep ruby/purple colour. It will improve for another 8-12 years, and then plateau, offering very fine drinking over the subsequent two decades. I overrated this wine from cask. As appealing as I still find it, it lacks the concentration and intensity I originally thought it possessed.
Name Château Léoville-Las Cases
Vintage 1989
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Saint-Julien
Classification 2em Cru Classé (2nd growth)
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 40 years old
Production 216,000 bottles
Soil Siliceous gravel with clay and limestone underlay
Winemaking 12-20 days' fermentation in wooden, concrete and stainless steel vats.
Ageing 24 months' ageing in oak barrels (50-100% new oak)
Website http://www.leoville-las-cases.com/
Food Pairings Beef; Mushrooms; Grilled Meat
Occasions Romantic Dinner; Celebrations; Business Dinner; Anniversary
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 20 Years