Château Léoville-Las Cases Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

9.374 ratings on Delectable
$269

A fabulous wine; one of the first great Las Cases. Full-bodied and rich, with the tannins extremely well integrated into an impressive background of fruit... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

First, a person has to pause and realize how lucky they are to drink this wine from 3L. Thanks Clyde for opening. This is in a perfect stage. Such evolution, length, balance, structure. Love the lower 80's alcohol levels. It's rich, lush and near perfect. Dark cassis; ripe and resolved blackberries, dark cherries, black plum w/skin, mixed berry liqueur, tobacco leaf, leather so soft you would wish it as a pillow cover, dry pebbles, dark rich earth, perfect acidity and a rich, elegant, ripe dark fruit finish. In 3L, this wine still has 10-15 years.

First, a person has to pause and realize how lucky they are to drink this wine from 3L. Thanks Clyde for opening. This is in a perfect stage. Such evolution, length, balance, structure. Love the lower 80's alcohol levels. It's rich, lush and near perfect. Dark cassis; ripe and resolved blackberries, dark cherries, black plum w/skin, mixed berry liqueur, tobacco leaf, leather so soft you would wish it as a pillow cover, dry pebbles, dark rich earth, perfect acidity and a rich, elegant, ripe dark fruit finish. In 3L, this wine still has 10-15 years.

9.6

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Sassafras, cinnamon, rootbeer.

Sassafras, cinnamon, rootbeer.

9.1

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Great vintage in a great stage right now. Refined texture with complexity limited only by one's imagination.

Great vintage in a great stage right now. Refined texture with complexity limited only by one's imagination.

9.5

Jusden Aumand Delectable Pro

Magnum

Magnum

9.0

Marty Winters Delectable Pro

Thanks to Joe and Ann for sharing this one on their anniversary.

Thanks to Joe and Ann for sharing this one on their anniversary.

9.3

Nicholas Livingston Delectable Pro

1985 out of magnum at this day in age is absolutely charming. Both savory and rounded and resonant with camphor, dark fruits of the forest, resinous violin bow rosin, and underscored by the rare structure of a master carpenter underscored by a currant leaf come eucalypt edge that throws all its countless other charms into relief. Oh to embrace every stage as this opens up. A handsome taste of Saint Julien from a legendary house worthy of its renown -and at a delectable place in time served from this format. Seek this out.

1985 out of magnum at this day in age is absolutely charming. Both savory and rounded and resonant with camphor, dark fruits of the forest, resinous violin bow rosin, and underscored by the rare structure of a master carpenter underscored by a currant leaf come eucalypt edge that throws all its countless other charms into relief. Oh to embrace every stage as this opens up. A handsome taste of Saint Julien from a legendary house worthy of its renown -and at a delectable place in time served from this format. Seek this out.

9.7

Ryan Woodhouse Delectable Pro

All time. The essence of Bordeaux. With Ralph Sands.

All time. The essence of Bordeaux. With Ralph Sands.

10

Mia Van de Water Delectable Pro

1985 is drinking spectacularly.

1985 is drinking spectacularly.

9.7

Jackson Rohrbaugh Delectable Pro

A solid birth year. Rich and forward, but underpinned by bright green pepper and roasted tomato. #bordeaux #lascases #stjulien

A solid birth year. Rich and forward, but underpinned by bright green pepper and roasted tomato. #bordeaux #lascases #stjulien

9.0

Jose Lopez Delectable Pro

Heady and intoxicating. Still potent and juicy without being bloated and overwrought. A little dusty tannin finish. Fantastic...

Heady and intoxicating. Still potent and juicy without being bloated and overwrought. A little dusty tannin finish. Fantastic...

9.5