1988 Leoville Las Cases

- 750 ml
95
WS
Availability: Out of Stock
$195.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
11430-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Wow. Really youthful on the nose, with currant, blackberry and hints of vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of mint and fruit. Goes on for a long time... So focused and beautiful... Best after 2010.

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Sokolin 1988 Leoville Las Cases Tasting Notes:

Europe has always been a place with so much to offer in every sense. Spectacular architecture, rich history, masterpieces such as Mona Lisa or Anna Karenina, all these pieces of art saw the light of the day on the European continent. And so have some of the world's greatest wines. Leoville Barton is certainly among them. More precisely, the 1988 vintage.

In this blend, Cabernet Sauvignon prevails, and after spending 18 months in oak, it became one of the best vintages of the property. It offers a gorgeous nose of black currants and cherries, with some cedar and a dash of coffee, too. It has a fantastic aging potential and will be enjoyably drinkable for many more years. The 1988 Leoville Barton is also famous for its sublime texture, and a concentrated, full body. In one word - a powerful wine that any wine lover should own.
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Vintage 1988
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Las Cases: Leoville Las Cases is a winery whose attention to detail is unparalleled. It's like a sculptor slowly and carefully carving a breathtaking statue from what seems like a rough piece of boulder. If you ever get the unique pleasure of visiting Bordeaux for tasting, do yourself a favor and go to Leoville Las Cases. The medium-toasted wood gives way to relatively thin but noticeable tannins and a velvety, intricate texture. The flavors are layered, and you'll be blown away by fragrant and intense aromatic notes of blackberry, tobacco and black tea leaf. Dark berries are especially notable, but no flavor is overshadowed, and the finish is persistent and bold. Drinking fine Leoville Las Cases is an unforgettable experience, something we're sure you'll find out soon enough.
Rating 95 WS
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
OWC No
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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