Léoville Las Cases 2007 1500ml
A deeper register of fruit than many of the 2007s on display, this is one where you would never pick the vintage blind. Here we get wet stones sliding up against slate and liquorice, dark bristling cassis and bramble fruit. There is just so much hold and confidence, and yet juiciness. No need to open this one yet. Read more
A deeper register of fruit than many of the 2007s on display, this is one where you would never pick the vintage blind. Here we get wet stones sliding up against slate and liquorice, dark bristling cassis and bramble fruit. There is just so much hold and confidence, and yet juiciness. No need to open this one yet.
Complex aromas of currants, mushrooms and forest flowers. Some leaves. Medium to full body and firm, silky tannins with berry, light vanilla and cedar. Blackcurrants. Cigar box. Just opening. So delicious and drinkable now.
For the year, this is a big wine, a success. New wood flavors and tannins blend well with the weight of fruit, depth of flavor and concentration. The wine has freshness to give with the structure, solid and intense. Certainly for aging—five years and more.
Deep, bright ruby-red. Rather medicinal aromas of cassis, licorice, dark chocolate, menthol and shoe polish went into a shell in the glass. Then suave and surprisingly ripe in the mouth; classically dry but not at all austere, with well-judged extraction to the fla vors of black raspberry, graphite and minerals. Rich, structured wine with a slow-building finish featuring substantial but harmonious tannins and terrific sweetness for all its backbone.
Among the more tannic and backward wines of the vintage, the 2007 is another outstanding effort from this estate. Already somewhat closed, it is a candidate for one of the longest lived wines of the vintage. Beautifully pure black currant and black cherry fruit interwoven with notions of cedar and wood are found in this medium to full-bodied, structured, masculine-styled St.-Julien. The attack reveals sweetness and softness, but then the wine shuts down. It will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for 15 or more.
The 2007 Léoville–Las Cases has a classic Saint-Julien bouquet of black fruit infused with smoke and cigar humidor; savory and dried blood scents emerge with time. Complex if not as intense as the 2010 tasted alongside. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fine acidity. Secondary notes of mushroom and sous-bois surface with time, and there is fine weight toward the finish, even if this is not the most persistent Las Cases in recent vintages. There is a splash of balsamic on the aftertaste. You could broach this now, although it will give another two decades of drinking pleasure. Tasted at the château.
- Producer: Château Léoville Las Cases
- Varietal: Red Blend
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Net volume: 1500ml
- Vintage: 2007
Style GuideLight Intense
It is the first time this vintage has been released on the market since the en primeurs campaign in 2008. The year of release, 2022, will be shown on the back label. Thanks to a very hot spring the beginning of the cycle was quick and very early then the colder weather of July slowed the growth down considerably. The vintage continued with a cool and rainy month of August. A welcome change in the weather came with the month of September, ideally hot and dry, allowing the grapes to finish the ripening process in excellent conditions.
International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024
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