The 2009 Léoville Las-Cases simply delivers on the nose with intense blackberry, wild hedgerow, graphite and crushed stone aromas on the nose. You would put this down as a Pauillac if served blind, unsurprising given that it borders that appellation. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, silky smooth in texture with immense depth. It is blessed with quite brilliant delineation and the precision on the finish is magnificent. Chapeau Mon. Delon. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits Ten Year On tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2060
Robert Parker 99
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Leoville Las Cases rocks up with a drop-dead gorgeous nose of baked blackberries, warm plums and creme de cassis with suggestions of violets, rose hip tea, dark chocolate, menthol and sandalwood. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and decadent in the mouth, it has super ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and exotic.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2059
Tasted blind. Mid crimson. Fragrant. Almost leafy. Concentrated palate with very nicely judged tannins. All in its place. Strongly cassis. Great balance.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2040