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1961 Leoville Las Cases - Red Wine


1961 Leoville Las Cases

St. Julien Bordeaux
mid shoulder fill.
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I tasted this wine with Michel Delon after I told him I had never had a great bottle of the 1961. After tasting it again, my original assessment remains unchanged. The wine reveals an austerity and under-ripeness that is reminiscent of the 1970. This fully mature Las Cases displays a garnet color with considerable amber at the edge, and a spicy, earthy, tobacco, and herb-scented nose. Some sweetness in the attack fades quickly to reveal a medium-bodied, tannic, compact wine that is good, but uninspiring. It will keep for another 10 years, but don't expect any miracles to develop.
Robert Parker 85 pts.


Item: Wine-314182
Year: 1961
Producer: Leoville Las Cases
Designation: St. Julien
Varietal: Red Wine
Region: Bordeaux, France
Size: mid shoulder fill
Wine Advocate: 85



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