Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2016 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
Very deep purple-black colored, the 2016 Léoville Las Cases is quite closed to begin, yet with patient coaxing it unfurls beautifully to reveal suggestions of ripe blackcurrants, black raspberries, warm redcurrants and wild blueberries, followed by touches of unsmoked cigars, tilled red soil, cast iron pan, fallen leaves and lavender plus wonderfully fragrant wafts of lilacs and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tightly knit, very subtle layers of minerals, floral notions and black and red berries, all framed by exquisitely ripe, silt-like tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. Simply captivating even in its youth, give it at least a decade in the cellar and then enjoy it over the next 50+ years.
Country/Region: France, Saint Julien
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 14%, Cabernet Franc 11%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker:100 /100