ITEM 16168

2000 Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint Julien

$399.98

In stock

2

Wine Rating:

98WA 100WS

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2000

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint julien

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98 points

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2000 Leoville-Las-Cases is a quite fabulous, magisterial Saint Julien that is only just beginning to flex its muscles. It has a very intense and beautifully defined bouquet with mineral rich blackberry and bilberry scents, outstanding focus and harmony, and very well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, impressive backbone and focus in situ. There is a touch of mint infusing the fruit here, superb tension with a touch of mulberry and Hoi Sin lingering on the finish that still feels backward and sinewy. What was remarkable was to observe the melioration in the glass, achieving wondrous energy and delineation with time, still improving after a couple of hours. Buy it, cellar it, drink it. Tasted December 2016.

Review Date: 3/1/17

Wine Spectator: 100 points

Wine Spectator #5 of Top 100 (2003). Designation: Collectibles. Absolutely fantastic. This is one of the most exciting young reds I have tasted in a long, long time. It shows intense aromas of berries, currants and minerals, with hints of mint. Full-bodied and packed with fruit and tannins, its long finish is refined and silky. A benchmark for the vintage. Las Cases has always wanted to make first-growth quality in a top-notch vintage, and it certainly did in 2000. Best after 2012. 15,000 cases made. ?JS

Review Date: 3/1/03