Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1989
|Brand||Chateau Leoville Las Cases|
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Julien|
|Condition||From Original Wooden Case|
|Label||Bin stained, damaged|
The 1989 tasted California-like in its ripe, sweet, black cherry fruit, nicely-integrated, toasty new oak, and clean, pure winemaking style. A tighter, more compact finish is the result of elevated tannin, but this is an outstanding, rich, medium-weight Las Cases that tastes less well-endowed than I originally predicted. It is built more along the lines of the classy, elegant 1985 than the blockbuster 1982 and 1986. The wine is still youthful, with no amber at the edge of its healthy deep ruby/purple color.
Winespectator / James Suckling (96)
Greatest Leoville Las Cases ever produced. Superb concentration with a great velvety texture and ripe fresh flavors. Coconut and vanilla notes and a burst of fruit at the end; wonderful backbone.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 19/20 points.