2008 Château Léoville Lascases Magnum

$429.99

4 in stock

Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection ** ETA Summer 2021

Appellation: Saint-Julien

Ratings: NM-96  JD-95  WE-95  DC-94

Size: Magnum

4 in stock

Description

96   Neal Martin for Vinous
“The 2008 Léoville Las Cases has a backward, broody, earthy bouquet with intense tobacco and graphite aromas, more like a Pauillac than a Saint Julien, no surprise given that it lies on the border. The palate is very impressive: layers of tobacco-tinged black fruit, sea salt and graphite. This is very precise and harmonious with a persistent and multi-layered finish that leaves you mightily impressed.” (1/2018)

95   Jeb Dunnuck
“One of the most classic, regal wines in the vintage, the 2008 Léoville Las Cases is made from 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Merlot. Possessing an incredible Cabernet character in its graphite, crushed rocks, green tobacco, and crème de cassis-like fruit, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, has integrated acidity, a deep, layered texture, and a distinct minerality and salinity on the finish. It’s just now at the early stages of its drinking window, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it become one of the longest-lived wines in the vintage. It should hit prime time in another 4-5 years and keep for 30 years or more.” (1/2019)

95   Roger Voss for Wine Enthusiast
“With its superb tannins, the wine has a great solid core of structure. Over it is an edifice of direct black berry fruits, elegant texture and intense acidity. Impressive, a wine for aging.” *Cellar Selection* (RV) (1/2011)

94   Jane Anson for Decanter
“Firm, rich tannins quietly declare their confidence – this is not yet at its real drinking window as the structure will require another five years to soften. The emphasis is clearly on the primary Cabernet, with an attack that focusses on cassis and the finish on menthol. This is Médoc personified, showing graphite notes, forest floor and tobacco, barely revving out of the gate.” (1/2018)

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 4 × 4 in

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