ITEM 16516

1990 Chateau Leoville Las Cases St. Julien

$474.98

In stock

14

Wine Rating:

96WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1990

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint julien

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

As one might expect, this is a brilliant wine, but it remains shockingly young, even for the fast evolving 1990s. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic, nearly restrained set of aromatics that includes notions of sweet black cherries, black currants, lead pencil, and wet stones. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, and while technically low in acidity, there is a freshness, delineation, and classicism in this full-throttle, rich, concentrated, impeccable 1990. While still youthful, it is easy to appreciate despite its substantial tannins. It is not quite as backward as the 1990 Lafite Rothschild or 1990 Latour. Anticipated maturity: now-2035. Release price: ($500.00/case)

Review Date: 6/1/09