Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Léoville Las Cases rocks up with a drop-dead gorgeous nose of baked blackberries, warm plums and crème 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. Drink 2020-2059.
Score: 99, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW,
Wine Advocate, March 2019
Score: 99, Robert Parker,
Hedonists Gazette, August 2014