1988 CHÂTEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1988

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
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90-94 / 100

Very good

1988 CHÂTEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES 1988

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 

Condition Good

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185,00 € tax incl. 154,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
92 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(09-2007)
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(04-2001)

92 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(10-1995) This tasting consisted of each of the varietal components of Las Cases, followed by the final blend for Leoville-Las Cases. The weedy 1988 Merlot reveals a light ruby color with some lightening at the edge. Aromas of herbal tea clash with sweet fruit in this medium-bodied, high acid wine. The elegant Cabernet Franc is outstanding. It offers a medium dark ruby color, followed by a super-intense, penetrating fragrance of minerals, blackcurrants, spice, and a subtle mint note, as well as finesse. This was an impressive showing for a varietal component. The tough, backward Cabernet Sauvignon is tannic and closed, revealing muscle and strength. Tasted alone, it is nothing more than a building block for the final wine. The disappointing Petit Verdot possesses a vegetal character, astringent, harsh tannin, hollowness, and a lack of fruit and charm. Remarkably, the 1988 Leoville-Las Cases has always been one of the most successful wines of the vintage. In this tasting it clearly outshone all its component parts. With a rich, spicy, fruitcake, cedary, cassis-scented nose, this medium-bodied, moderately tannic Las Cases offers attractive sweetness and suppleness on the palate, a well-delineated and focused personality, and a moderately tannic finish. The wine is just beginning to reveal some aromatic development. It will benefit from another 2-5 years of cellaring and will keep for 20+ years

90 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

(05-1999) Very fresh aromas of dried cherries, blackberries and wet earth. Full-bodied, with extremely well-integrated, silky tannins and a fresh blackberry and mint aftertaste. Slightly dry and funky on the finish. Try it a bit later.

Features
Vintage 1988
Rating 90-94
Classification Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Julien
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 100 € to 200 €
Château Leoville Las Cases
Country France
Château informations
Leoville Las Cases
Leoville Las Cases
Jean-Hubert Delon is not lacking in passion nor discipline. The vintages who marched during the past quarter century testify for him. In the Saint-Julien appellation, whether the wines are from in important vintage or a less significant one, they are without a doubt amongst the best. A property absolutely exemplary in the Bordeaux region. The largest of the three Léoville is certainly the greatest in quality and, in the opinion of many, it should be among the first growths. Michel Delon, the "Lord" as he was known, is largely responsible for this recognition. Since 1976, when he succeeded his father, he worked to reconstruct the drainage of land, to modernize and expand the winery, monitor the performance of its vines. He had this deep attachment to land and work values. His son Jean-Hubert took over in 2000, following his disparition.Las Cases is a  typical Saint-Julien of rare nobility of expression and has a breathtaking structure.

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