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1986 Leoville Las Cases - Red Wine

 

1986 Leoville Las Cases


St. Julien red Bordeaux
Personally picked from a local cellar, the wine was purchased upon release. M.B.
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The late Michel Delon always thought that this was the greatest vintage he had produced. We often tasted it side by side with the 1982, because I always preferred the latter vintage. Of course, the two vintages are quite different in style, with the 1986 a monument to classicism, with great tannin, extraordinary delineation, and a huge, full-bodied nose of sweet, ripe cassis fruit intermixed with vanilla, melon, fruitcake, and a multitude of spices. The wine has always been phenomenally concentrated, yet wonderfully fresh and vigorous. The wine still seems young, yet it is hard to believe it is not close to full maturity. It is a great example of Leoville Las Cases, and another compelling reason to take a serious look at the top Cabernet Sauvignon-based Medocs of 1986. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. Last tasted, 9/02.
Robert Parker 100 pts.

Item: Wine-8280
Year: 1986
Producer: Leoville Las Cases
Designation: St. Julien
Varietal: Red Wine
Region: Bordeaux, France
Wine Advocate: 100
 

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