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Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1982

Auction:
2503
Lot:
415
Sold for:
$729$600

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2503
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2010 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1982
St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe
u: both bottom neck

"I have had perfect bottles of this cuvee, but, perplexingly, the bottles from my cellar tend to be broodingly backward and require plenty of coaxing. This huge wine is, in many ways, just as massive as Leoville Barton, but it possesses a greater degree of elegance as well as unreal concentration. Classic lead pencil, cassis, kirsch, cedar, and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. The tannins are still there, and, at least from my cellar, this 1982 does not appear to have changed much in the last 10-12 years. One wonders how much patience admirers of this brilliant St.-Julien will continue to exhibit. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050" R. Parker, 95+ pts. 06/09
2 bottles
Estimate $600-900

Keywords

Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Cassis, French wines, Tannin

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