Château Léoville-Las Cases Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2002

$145

...the impression is one of a structured wine with considerable density, a ruby/purple color, layers of flavor, and a classic overall personality. The wine exhibits pure black currant, licorice-infused fruit, huge body, a viscous mid-palate, and a long, heady finish. I suspect this wine won't be nearly as charming as the 2003 in its youth, but it hasn't yet closed down, and I am amazed at just how rich, intense, and full-bodied it tastes even after bottling. This is certainly one of the half dozen or so candidates for wine of the vintage... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Weijie Shi (Jay) Delectable Pro

Muted fruit. Too old, might not be stored properly

Muted fruit. Too old, might not be stored properly

8.5

John Miller Delectable Pro

The 85 had this guy beat from nose to finish. Just lacked the elegance of the 85, yet it all there maybe just needs time

The 85 had this guy beat from nose to finish. Just lacked the elegance of the 85, yet it all there maybe just needs time

8.8

Ron Siegel

This still needs a few more years but drinking well showing a burly, muscular style with black fruits, cedar, leather, graphite & mineral.

This still needs a few more years but drinking well showing a burly, muscular style with black fruits, cedar, leather, graphite & mineral.

9.3

Ron Siegel

This is just starting to enter its drinking window.

This is just starting to enter its drinking window.

9.2

Fredybeans

À l aveugle Robe noire Nez de graphite et de cassis épicé et boisé noble type cèdre Bouche masculine dense mais avec une belle maturité Encore extrêmement jeune

À l aveugle Robe noire Nez de graphite et de cassis épicé et boisé noble type cèdre Bouche masculine dense mais avec une belle maturité Encore extrêmement jeune

9.4

Ron Siegel

This has black & red fruits, cassis, leather cedar, bell pepper & tobacco, that is slightly austere with tannic edges.

This has black & red fruits, cassis, leather cedar, bell pepper & tobacco, that is slightly austere with tannic edges.

9.1

Ron Siegel

This needed a 1 hr decant to open. Still drinking youthful with its tannin structure showing black fruits, cassis, cedar, pencil shavings, leather & tobacco.

This needed a 1 hr decant to open. Still drinking youthful with its tannin structure showing black fruits, cassis, cedar, pencil shavings, leather & tobacco.

9.2

Ron Siegel

This has always been a big structured and tannic wine but this seems like it is starting to become approachable after 15 yrs. Black currants, cedar, earth, tobacco and truffle.

This has always been a big structured and tannic wine but this seems like it is starting to become approachable after 15 yrs. Black currants, cedar, earth, tobacco and truffle.

9.3

Sharyn Grant

Drink now with decant for a few more years.

Drink now with decant for a few more years.

9.1

George Hesse

Very pleasant. A little too acidic.

Very pleasant. A little too acidic.

9.4

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.