Bordeaux

2017 Léoville Las Cases

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This comes from 50- to 90-year-old vines and is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot with 13.28% alcohol, 3.72 pH and an IPT of 71. The 2017 Léoville Las Cases is deep garnet-purple in color, and wow, the nose bursts with beautiful blackcurrant cordial, blackberry pie and blueberry preserve notes followed by hints of lilacs, dark chocolate, cedar chest, sassafras and licorice with emerging wafts of oolong tea, lavender and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an exercise in elegance and soft-spoken nuances within a mouth-coating palate of almost electric black and blue fruits, framed by very firm, exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing epically long and wonderfully perfumed. Damn, that’s good. Drinking Window : 2023 - 2070. 98+ Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
98 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate

This comes from 50- to 90-year-old vines and is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot with 13.28% alcohol, 3.72 pH and an IPT of 71. The 2017 Léoville Las Cases is deep garnet-purple in color, and wow, the nose bursts with beautiful blackcurrant cordial, blackberry pie and blueberry preserve notes followed by hints of lilacs, dark chocolate, cedar chest, sassafras and licorice with emerging wafts of oolong tea, lavender and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is an exercise in elegance and soft-spoken nuances within a mouth-coating palate of almost electric black and blue fruits, framed by very firm, exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing epically long and wonderfully perfumed. Damn, that’s good. Drinking Window : 2023 - 2070. 98+

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98 POINTS
James Suckling

The purity here is really something. Blackberries and blackcurrants with sandalwood, mint and other classic herbs. Full-bodied and dense with ultra-fine tannins. Silky in all ways. Goes on for a long, long time. A blend of 79% cabernet sauvignon, 11% cabernet franc and 10% merlot. Joyous and serious wine for the vintage. And comparable to 2014 and 2015. Try after 2023.

Expert Review
97 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter

One of the very few wines in this vintage that truly stains the glass with its wonderfully vibrant anthocyanins. This is an exceptional wine - Léoville just knows how to knock it out of the park again and again. An early vintage meant everything was blended and in barrels before Christmas, with 7.5% press wine, so this has had some time to settle down already. There's huge persistency through the palate, very similar to last year. It has presence and a grip that doesn't want to let go, and you don't want it to either. It continues to reveal itself over the course of the glass, showing slate, cassis, blackberry and charcoal. It's not as powerfully knitted as the 2016, but watch out for those tannins. I expect this will be a wine that, like the 1996 and 2016, will close down and evolve extremely slowly. Stunning aromatics. 90% new oak.

Expert Review
97 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2017 Léoville Las Cases captures all the best the vintage has to offer. Rich, unctuous and stunning in its beauty, the 2017 possesses tremendous richness and textural intensity that carry through to the very long finish, all with the regal, statuesque feel that is the quintessential signature of Las Cases. Just as it was from barrel, Las Cases is wonderfully polished. Tasted two times. What a wine! 97+

Expert Review
96 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

This normally serious, complex wine has a smile on its face in this vintage. Even at this young stage the black fruits shine. It is certainly concentrated and dense, but the intense fruitiness cuts the tannins. This very fine wine will certainly age, although it is likely to be accessible sooner than usual.

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96 POINTS
Jeb Dunnuck

The flagship 2017 Léoville Las Cases is made from 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Merlot, still aging in 90% new barrels, and it’s unquestionably one of the greatest wines in this complex, far from homogenous vintage. Inky black colored with sensational richness in its black currants, scorched earth, graphite, and charcoal aromas and flavors, this blockbuster barrel sample is full-bodied, powerful, and concentrated. It has bright acidity, building tannin, and is going to need 5-7 years of cellaring to be drinkable.

Expert Review
96 POINTS
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

A very focused, very pure rendition, laden with cassis, plum reduction and boysenberry puree fruit that is mostly waiting in reserve. A cold cast iron edge imparts a sense of restraint, while smoldering tobacco, charcoal and alder notes are deeply buried on the finish. The opposite of flamboyant. In need of time. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Best from 2025 through 2040. 12,500 cases made. — JM

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96 POINTS
Jacques Perrin - Vinifera

Il se distingue par sa grâce aristocratique, la précision de sa construction et sa continuité de bouche, avec une véritable dimension séveuse et figure sans conteste parmi les grandes réussites du millésime.

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Winemakers Note

Léoville Las Cases - a Super Second that rivals the First Classified Growths Since 1901, Château Léoville Las Cases, 2nd Grand Cru Classé in Saint-julien, has been one of the Delon family's gems. Its terroir is primarily located in the Clos de Léoville Las Cases, which you pass through when leaving the village of Saint-Julien towards Pauillac, part of which is located right next to Château Latour. The Grand Vin of Léoville du Marquis de Las Cases possesses completely unique characteristics. The wines age beautifully and can last for decades with a great level of intensity. When you taste an old Léoville Las Cases you always get something special, and often surprising. Jean Guillaume Prats has taken over the management of the family estates for a year. Drawing upon his expertise garnered at Cos d'Estournel and at Château Lafite Rothschild, he has masterfully crafted an extraordinary 2022 vintage, which was unanimously acclaimed by critics for its unparalleled perfection. Léoville Las Cases 2022 has been bestowed with the flawless rating on no less than 18 occasions. It is an unprecedented feat in the annals of worldwide viticulture.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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